Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Sucker Punch

Outside of the few fights I had with my siblings when I was growing up, I have never been involved in a physical altercation. Not in school, not at the club ... nowhere. There were a few times when I had to let someone know that I would not hesitate to stomp them into the ground ... I guess the warning was enough because it has never escalated to that point. That's probably a good thing.

I have however been in situations when I felt like I had just been sucker punched. You ever feel like someone just knocked the wind out of you? Like the rug had just been pulled out from underneath you? I think I'd prefer to actually get hit.

I felt that way when I found out my first marriage wasn't legal.

BOOM!

I felt that way when I realized my second husband was lying to me about our finances.

BOOM!

I felt that way when my two-year old daughter told me she hated me.

BOOM!

I could probably list a few more but you get the picture. When you think that everything is going fine and all of sudden something happens that shakes you to your core. When things like that happen it almost always makes me question EVERYTHING I have ever believed in. I bet the NY governor's wife feels that way right about now. Poor thing.

I had one of those moments today. Seems there is no preventative measure that can guard against these things. Damn. There is no blame to be placed (I guess) and all I can do is shake my head as I try to breathe normally again. I let them imply this and that and I got sucked in and lulled into a false sense of security. Yeah, they got me and I'm way too old to be gotten. Looking on the bright side, I've always rebounded from these setbacks and this one will be no different.

Greeter at Wal-Mart is looking better and better.

4 comments:

lyre said...

Yes, we all have had those moments. But it will pass. Do a strategic plan for your life and understand that THIS is a stepping stone for THAT. I am praying for you, girl.

Fabulous Financials said...

You get the front door and I'll take the garden center. LOL

Blah Blah Blah said...

WalMart is evil. Very evil. And they treat thier employees bad.

How about McDonalds...they get paid more than greeters anyway.

...sorry to hear about the sucker punch Chele...really sorry. I get those ALL the time and I know they may seem like little things to other people but to me...anything packing a punch hurts.

Remnants of U said...

Well, except for when the baby yells "I hate you!" BOOM, now you know where you stand and the "REBOUND" is on!

Ha! I'm with you on greeting folks at Wal-mart. That way you don't have to worry about hot fry oil, or register shortage/overages. :-)