Then, when I was supposed to be writing because I’d been given a new lease on that life, I watched the first episode of the new season of Orange is the New Black. Not much has changed since the previous season; I still can’t stand the main character.
This season, though, I was able to pinpoint a possible reason: she sort of reminds me of me. She’s a Gemini, apparently, which we all know makes you tough to handle. But also, though she does plenty of things that make me angry (and lots of things I hope I would never do, just to clarify), what infuriates me the most is how she always seems so oblivious when someone with a history of screwing her over screws her over. Why does she keep giving people second and third and eighth chances? And then why does she act surprised when those chances are blown?
How can she be so stupid? How can she be so trusting when people just keep abusing that trust?
It’s maddening. Especially because I do the same thing.