Monday, November 30, 2009

10 Stupid Things People Say to Widows - About Bereavement Groups

Since I posted the 10 Stupid Things People Say to Widows about Holidays the phone lines lit up with many more stupid things.  Wait. I'm not on the radio.  That was just an expression.  No phones were involved.

1.  "Any hot widows in your group?  Maybe I could pretend to be a widower."

2. "I can't imagine what you talk about.  Your problem's over."

3. " It's good for you to meet other widows because you have more in 
      common with them than us now."

4. "Any good looking guys?"

5.  "Can you tell if some of the women are secretly happy?"

6.  "Join a Pilates group instead. It's more upbeat."

7.  "What does everyone wear?"

8.  "The leader's been doing this for years?  Do you think she still listens?"

9.  "I'll bet the men only go to meet a lonely, horny woman."

10. "If you had died your husband wouldn't go for counseling. He'd go to   

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

10 Stupid Things People Say to Widows - About Holidays

Hiya folks,

   In my book Poor Widow Me I wrote a 10 Stupid Things People Say About... for each chapter topic.  This is how I end each chapter. 

   Since the holidays are creeping up this one is for Holidays.  If anyone has any to add, please let me know and I'll blog it here. 

 And, please let me know which one of these is your favorite.  Is this an assignment? Sure sounds like one. Ahhhh...I hate assignments. Don't do it!

   Love & kisses,

       10 Stupid Things People Say To Widows 
                      About Holidays

1.  "Sad, no gift from your husband.  Well, you always returned
     his present, anyway."

2.  "Why don't you throw away all the ornaments and start fresh?"

3. "The holidays will never be the same for you."

4. "What if you meet someone?  Will he sit in your husband's seat?"

5.  "I know how you feel.  My dog died the day before Thanksgiving."

6.  "He ate like a horse.  You may need a smaller turkey. Just kidding..."

7.  "Isn't Christmas music depressing to you?"

8.  "You're relieved? Why? The holidays aren't over until after New Year's."

9.  "I can tell you now.  I never cared for his Christmas sauce."

10. "You're keeping this big house for the once a year you host a
      holiday dinner?"

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I've Learned...

Yes...I stole this. Arrest me.  My friend Blondie e-mailed this to me and she promised me good luck if I sent it to five people immediately.  I figured if I have good luck sending it to five people - if I blog it to all my readers my luck will go through the roof. (not literally) 

I've learned that you cannot make somebody love you.
All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes.

I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better have a big willy or hug boobs.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others.
They are more screwed up than you think.

I've learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you're finished.

I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first,
the passion fades and there had better be a lot of money to take it's place!

I've learned that 99% of the time when something isn't working in your house,
one of your kids did it.

I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too
soon and all the less important ones just never go away.