Patty and Rai are newlyweds from completely different backgrounds. They got married five months after they met. They have been married for a year.They met in a bar where some guy was hitting on Rai, and she told him he would have to ask her girlfriend and Patty was happy to step into the role. This is Rai’s first same sex relationship. And that is how this straight, white woman ended up married to a gay black woman. They are shocked to realize they have acquired 3,127 things in their short happy life together. Neither of them are particularly adept at estimation.
The good news is that the bedrooms of their apartment have carpet. I think they are the first couple to have that advantage. These two choose to sleep in the closet. Because, lesbians. They don’t make it through the night without both of them coming out of the closet. Okay, okay, no more closet jokes. Maybe.
The next morning they try to cover all the naughty bits with toilet paper and then streak to the laundry room where they steal two used trashbags. They get a lot of attention running to the storage unit for their first items. They both choose their Christmas onesies. Best day one picks ever. Day two, Patty gets boots and Rai gets her phone. Apparently she is a wedding planner. Day three Rai gets shoes and Patty gets a sports bra. Patty and her friend through a rap party on Hollywood Boulevard and they get $102 in tips. That’s $51 that Patty can use to buy food.
Rai is refusing to leave the house. She doesn’t want to be seen in public in a onesie with no makeup. I should point out that Rai is drop dead gorgeous. Like supermodel gorgeous. And she is worried about being seen by anyone that she knows. It’s insane. She only goes out to go to the storage unit because she has to. Day four provides a toothbrush and a bar of soap. The bar of soap was a mistake. The better choice would have been a bottle of shampoo. Shampoo can be body wash as well. Patty made some good purchases at the grocery store. They can only use money they get for food and transportation. She bought baking soda to wash clothes, and coconut oil. I was I had one tenth of Patty’s cleaning obsession.
On day 7, it is pouring down rain. Rai has got to go to the office at some point but will not go without an good outfit and makeup. When she finds out that she can’t take her makeup bag as on item, she’s pissed and opts to take the car instead. I cannot for the life of me figure out how this woman doesn’t see how beautiful she is without makeup. She should never wear makeup again in her life. She doesn’t need it.
After talking to her friend Heidi, Rai decides to brave the world and go get some hot tea. She was complimented at least twice on the hoodie. She has a breakthrough. Patty is very happy about Rai finally starting to accept herself.
With Rai on the way to greater self-esteem, Patty has time to reflect on herself. At the locker she sees a rubber bracelet that she wears for childhood cancer awareness. Her brother died when he was eight and she was thirteen. Her parents divorced. And her whole focus was on not disappointing her parents and being obedient. She had not told her father she is married. They are close but he is very religious and didn’t take the news well when she came out to him ten years ago. They have remained close, but never refer to her sexuality at all. She’s afraid to tell him she is married.
Despite getting a really pretty dress and jacket. Rai goes to the meeting in her onesie with no makeup.
Two days after getting her furniture back, Rai calls her father to tell him she is married. He is going to take some time to wrap his head around that, but it seems things went as well as could be expected.
Rai has gotten rid of 1,000 items of clothing and is doing a lot of volunteer work.
Next week, we have two guys that I think are best friend and roommates. It doesn’t look like things go well for them.