Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Creature Double Feature


I have never posted about the same subject twice in one month but well, there's a first for everything. I hadn't seen the ex in over a year (to catch you up, we've been divorced for a delightful decade now) and when I have seen him in the past it was always brief, little or no conversation necessary. Now I have had to suffer through his presence twice this month. How could I not share? It would've been wrong not to. Friends don't let friends suffer alone.

I thought about what I would say, how to sum in my day in a witty, succinct way without coming across as a bitter ex-wife. (Because I'm not. Seriously.) I'm a writer, I should be able to eloquently convey my feelings so that you, my friends the readers, not only understand but empathize. I should be able to descriptively flesh out our day in the court room, draw you into our eight hour drama as we sat on hard wooden benches, inhaling the musty air of a hundred year old courtroom, tinged with the smell of a dead-beat dad's cocky nervousness, the sadness of a man who lost custody of his daughter and a newly divorced woman's freedom.

And yet I can only come up with one word for my time with the Creature. Blecchhh. Yeah, that's it. It feels so right I need to say it again. Bleccch.

To all you women out there, whether you're a single, a dater, a OMG- I-just-met-the-greatest-guy-in-the-whole-world, engaged, or "coupled but not married" please, please listen to me. Think carefully before you cohabitate, marry and reproduce with that man.

Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from. Seriously.

2 comments:

Doreen said...

Just remember, you can always count on me to help you bury the body.

TK said...

and that better be the body of husband #1...obviously SB you were willing to do it again. Your comment makes me feel like that old saying "one persons trash is another persons treasure"....I HOPE. If not would all of my friends please forward this blog to the local authorities so that they know to look closely at SB, DG and the fresh dirt in the backyard