The character Marla Singer met The Narrator at a testicular cancer victims support group, which she went to despite obviously having never had that affliction. She also went to to other support groups, but for reasons other than The Narrator’s. She went to the groups because they were cheaper than a movie and there’s free coffee. This caused great distress to The Narrator, who had her agree to not go to the support groups in the same days as him.
I got this dress at a thrift store for one dollar. It’s a bridesmaid’s dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, and then tossed it. Like a Christmas tree. So special. Then, bam, it’s on the side of the road. Tinsel still clinging to it. Like a sex crime victim. Underwear inside out. Bound with electrical tape.