When I first met Louisa we didn’t hit it of straight away. We had nothing in common. It even appeared she made me her enemy or target, by the things she would do, I had other people at work who I got on very well with, SO it was no big deal to me. She was a puzzle, she was clearly clever and very good with computers, that was one of the best things I first noticed about her.
I noticed that no one liked her, oh they would talk with her and ‘laugh’ with her to her face, but when she wasn’t there, it was a different story! They were just not nice! Enough said! Then after about a year, of not getting on, one day I made her laugh, and we both laughed and laughed and laughed. She got me! And I got her! We found something in common. Laughter.
And from then on I had her back and she had mine. Once I got to know her for her, she became one of the nicest people I ever met! But I know I can’t say that at work, because they all refuse to change their thoughts of her. She is different to them, she is judged by them, she is forever guilty! By their judgement, maybe beneath them all? She is oblivious to their words. I protect her.
She is a hard worker, she is good with crafts, she is punctual, reliable, and always well presented. She has known hardship, she has experienced heartbreak, she has been knocked down, but she has got back up again! She is sensitive, she is ambitious. She gets the job done! Don’t get me wrong, she is able to fight from her own corner! She is quirky but so am I!!
This year as I wasn’t giving out Christmas gifts to anyone, I decided to put a fiver in her card. Just her and no one else. I wasn’t there when she opened it. She sent me a text to thank me and said, “Thank you for the card and money, I will buy flowers with it and put it on my Mums grave, will put it from me and you.” This kind gesture moved me to tears.