I've never seen the movie My Best Friend's Wedding. I caught a few minutes of it last night, though. The scene at the karaoke bar really resonated with me. Not the part where Cameron Diaz sang horribly and was applauded. No, right before that. When Cameron was sitting there like a third wheel while her fiance, Dermot Mulroney, and his best friend, Julia Roberts, chatted it up, leaving her feeling excluded. On the outside. Her vain attempts to join in the conversation are ignored. And when Julia finally acknowledges her, she and Dermot give Cameron this look that plainly says, Oh, you're here?? We completely forgot about you.
So here's my confession:
I've been that third wheel. Ignored and forgotten.