Frazz, what did we ever do to deserve a poignant leak like you?Can you imagine what would happen if Ann actually visited Norma? First, Misty would have to go get her. The same Misty that threw Ann under a bus to protect her m'lk money. Then a few hours together trapped in a car trying to avoid the landmines of pissing each other off.
Misty drops her off at Norma's. Online friendships and real-life friendships are two different things. It's one thing to facetime a few hours a day than a person being in your space 24 hours. Anyone can hide annoying habits online but not so easy in person.
What did they bond over? Their mutual dislike/hatred of ALR. Even that gets old quick. Plus now Norma has to walk a tightrope between making up excuses to keep Ann away from Amber to not piss off the cash cow and not pissing off Ann. Ann, the same person who likes to air dirty laundry online.
Jerry is a wildcard. He works full time while Norma stays at home which irritates him. Coming home from work, he passive-aggressively limps in acting exhausted and sore. He sees the two of them. He is jealous but he either puts on a fake smile which includes his fake, but he could really care less chortle. Or he quietly grumbles under his breath as he walks away from them. Or both.
IMO, Ann and Norma's friendship is like when someone gets an awesome new video game. They play it for hours and it's their main focus. But after a while when they have trouble on a difficult level they can rage quit.
Edit: a word