I know what you are asking yourself: where have I been?
Well, I'm smack-dab in the middle of detoxing my life from the sludge left behind by an individual who tried to fuck around with yours truly and Mrs. Yours Truly (you can do a lot of things to me, but when you mess with The Mrs you have made a BIG mistake. I don't take kindly to that kind of shit by any means), smiling to our faces and then revealing the real dirtbag beneath the phony veneer. As a result, this person is no longer part of our lives and the stench of dirty, unwashed alcoholic has been expunged from my living space.
The experience has taught me a lot. For starters, a smile and a handshake mean NOTHING if the source is untrustorthy. Promises mean crap if they are written on toilet paper. If you suspect that there is a hidden agenda with some people, most likely you are correct. There is an old saying that you can't help people that don't want to be helped, and then there are people that never intended to change in the first place.
The good news is, this has been the equivalent of the sun coming out after a tornado. You never realize how miserable you are under a rock until you crawl out from under it. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you. Fool me three times and so long, SOB. I have a new clarity about what actually is and isn't important. It IS 100% true that everything is small stuff, some of it smaller than others.
It's nice to talk about future plans with excitement instead of a sense of dread. Let's face it - it's nice to know that there ARE plans and nothing can drag things down anymore.
This person's bad karma will eventually catch up with them, as I truly believe you get what you give. I have spent my entire life trying to treat people the way I would like to be treated. Granted, it doesn't always work out that way but at least I can sleep good at night knowing I tried.
How some people can act the way they do and sleep at all is beyond me. However, this is all sewage under the bridge. Yours truly is alive and well and moving on. As for some others? Who cares.
Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.
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