You have all probably encountered a person in your life at one point or another. They are there, and even though they aren't being overtly rude or mean or obnoxious, you don't like 'em. Even when they go out of their way to be exceptionally nice, you look for what they are really after.
That's the way I feel about Clara.
Well not at first, and then she started giving me reason to distrust her.
Like when she made a comment comparing how much food we had bought for the gemelos in comparison to what J. would buy. How the hell did she know anything about that? Not from him I am sure, so...
And how her marido just happened to work in the same store where the bed for the gemelos was bought, yet neither of them knew J. had bought furniture there....
And her insistence that everyone who I seemed to like was a double agent working with Princessa Lisset (I have learned that it is better to use her real name out load. Something about empowerment. The princessa should have a sarcastic font) got to be too much, especially after she accused my comadre.
Yet surprisingly, what turned me off the most was the love triangle she created, and no it had nothing to do with the princessa lisset.
You see, my babysitter has, or I should say had, a girlfriend. For close to 20 years he had a relationship with a woman who lived close by to my house. I don't know her well, but she has never done me dirty, so she's a good egg in my book.
Well when he "fell in love" with Clara, he basically dropped the girlfriend like a hot tamale. Well, I take that back. First he was trying to hide the whole thing. Would lie to her when with Clara, would lie to Clara if he went to her house. Tried to get me to cover his lying ass, but after the shit that I went through I was having none of it. In fact, I was clearly on Team Girlfriend.
So one day he and Clara got lost. Went to a place called Chinameca on the bus. (The reason is another 40 day story for another day). She was not supposed to go. He had been sent on private family business. So none of us were the wiser that they were together.
Girlfriend stopped by to drop off dinner for him, and surprisingly she asked me if Clara was there. I thought this was odd, but answered truthfully " thankfully no." She said that he was going to be late, was still in San Miguel on the bus and then left.
He called and gave me the same story, and then showed up at the house 10 minutes later.
So here's what happened:
Girlfriend saw him and Clara getting off the bus in front of her block. Girlfriend went to Clara's house, knocked on the door and then demanded that he come outside. He left, and came home. Told me none of this at first. I got the jist from Clara.
Over the next few days I convinced him that he should stay with the girlfriend. Even gave him flowers to go and give to her as an "I'm sorry". And then it happened again. Except this time when she knocked, she told Clara that she wanted to speak with Clara's marido. Oh shit. Now things are getting complicated.
So, to make a long story short my babysitter is now single and his ex heartbroken. Meanwhile, Clara continues to manipulate him, even after myself and others have pointed out her many lies and flaws. As you can imagine as this drama was unfolding around me, that I was kind of numb to the whole thing. Actually thought it was rude and gross that these two used this time to fuck around. And as a result, hurt more people.
She is still going, messaging me on FB every now and again. Throws things out there to see if I will take the bait, tells me lies that make no sense and sometimes even hints that she needs money. As if.
Clara is a garrapata, a bottom feeder, a troll if you will. /A poor excuse for a human being who saw a way to take advantage of a shitty situation, and did so with no thought and no remorse.
The answer is there, right under my thumb. I. just. can't. seem. to. get. my. finger. on. it. But the truth will come out sooner or later, it always does.