Awhile ago, I spent too much time with my wheels spinning and
no forward action going on in a relationship. Who tells a woman
while romancing them, “You are my future, she is my past?” without
any intent whatsoever of making a commitment? Did the word “future”
not include the present?
Anyway, here is the reason for my Friday afternoon “rant!” I received
an email that asked if we could “try again to make our future and
forget the past.” In it, a man who hurt me repeatedly by lying about
his ex-girlfriend, (he was seeing her, too!) said I was “exactly like
He said that I lean on others’ to make myself happy, that I “need”
someone to be there instead of relying on being alone. He wrote a
rather hateful email that said these exact words:
“Quit asking me questions that you already know the answers to!
I was seeing you and another woman, why don’t you continue dating
other men and ME?” Then closed it with “I will always love YOU
and care for YOU. Tell your family ‘hello!'”
On what planet does a person write this when you have not even been
seeing each other for a long time? I wondered if some other foolish
woman had asked him questions that he was lying to? Somehow, our
emails got crossed, or his brain he fried doing drugs in the seventies,
I have not asked anything of him in months! One action I continue to
do is re-blocking his phone number. All this started when he asked the
very same question in person, “Do you think we could see other people?”
I moved on, gave up and did not even look back in my rear view mirror.
Thanks so much, Shania Twain for that image! Along with a Pearl Jam
song with the “F” word in it called, “Rearview Mirror.”
Oh, and by the way, if for some reason this man who never checked my
blog nor even wanted to know anything about it, should happen to be
“stalking me” through it: I would NEVER tell my family “hello” from
Somehow due to this crass attempt to “make up and still be close,”
I feel my blood boiling!
Do you remember the old cartoons that would have a character’s ears
emitting big puffs of steam out? That is how I feel right now!
I am now going to make a list, (remember an earlier post that I mention
how I am a “lister of things?”) I just function and think better making a
list at this moment. It is calming in many ways.
Here are my immediate thoughts to my “old boyfriend/possible “future”
whatever’s comments?? Hahaha! Not a chance of any future.
1. I could survive on a desert island without YOU! After all, not only did I
make it to First Class Girl Scout, but I also was a member of the Boy Scouts’
2. I would rather travel to all of America’s amusement parks and ride their
amazingly high roller coasters multiple times a day than have my whole
life screwed up again with YOU! It was like living a Life that felt like I was
on a roller coaster. Except the highs never made up for the lows!
3. I would enjoy living in the monkey or bonobo cage at the Columbus Zoo
(I know you “hate” monkeys so I would be safe from any visits from YOU!)
while learning to live a ‘fruits only’ diet. Hopefully, they would let me take
my “Mature Century” multivitamins and throw me some veggies on the side!
4. I would rather be in jail with three meals a day, women as company, and
a computer to study courses I never finished towards my Master’s. I can
accomplish ANYthing without YOU!
5. I would rather be held hostage by a band of pirates and hope one of them
looked a lot like Johnny Depp! (Or Errol Flynn!) I would have a better chance
of getting a commitment out of a pirate than from YOU!
6. I would rather be taken by some cowboys out West and have to corral
cattle on a horse bareback than be with YOU!
7. I would rather hurtle into space on a satellite and not see our planet
for a month (I cannot go more than a month without my grandchildren)
than spend a minute with YOU!
6. For some reason, YOU come back at moments when I am so full of
happy thoughts and I just wonder, why? So, I would rather have a month
of solitary confinement than read another of your feeble email attempts to
control my life!
7. I would rather plunge off the West Virginia bridge over New River
Gorge’s white water on a bungie cord than try to get my “stuff” YOU insist I
“need” back!! Please, like I have said multiple times before, they all can be
donated to Goodwill or thrown in the trash!
8. I would rather travel around the country for a month (remember, I can’t
leave the grandkids behind, but could take them with me) cleaning latrines
at State Parks or even work for the company that owns Port A Pots. Yeah,
rather deal with that stuff than YOU in my life again!
9. I would live on a frozen tundra or in an igloo rather than try to live with
your icy, cold presence in my life! YOU had no warmth nor comfort in the
way you treated me!
10. I would rather have empty conversations with Paris Hilton, Lindsay
Lohan, or any of the Kardashians than read another hollow email from
YOU! I don’t want to listen to your lying pleas for forgiveness or starting
Finally, I am nothing like you! I have nothing in common with you. I would
never treat my worst enemy (or Miss Queen Bee at work) like you treated me.
I speak truths almost 99% of the time, whereas you speak lies and they roll
off your tongue with eyes looking so sincere that YOU must be some evil
spawn! You emphasized the word YOU in caps so that is why I emphasized
in ten ways that I could live without you. Reminds me of Eliza Doolittle’s
song lyrics from “My Fair Lady,” (partial lyrics from “Without You.”)
“There’ll be Spring every year without you….
Without pulling it, the tide comes in without you,
Without your twirling it,
The Earth can spin without you…
Art and music will thrive without you,
Somehow Keats will survive without you,
And there will still be rain on that plain down in Spain
Even that will remain without you,
I can do without you…”
“The rain in Spain will fall without YOU!…”
Thanks and please feel free to voice any rants about exes that
made your blood boil (in the past, present or recently.)