Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Mean People Suck

There are lots of people in this town who are homeless and mainly live by carrying a cardboard sign asking for $$ and walking up and down a busy median. I saw one yesterday that really got to me. It said “Got away from abusive man. Trying to live in woods (with cat)”. I gave her a $5. It takes a lot of guts to get the hell out of a situation like that, especially since you have to leave behind your shelter and all your stuff... plus she got her cat out of it. (Of course I am making that assumption. I didn’t conduct an interview while the light was red) I used to live with an abusive asshole. It was a long-term relationship and it took years to actually get out of it, plus I will never actually get over the bitterness and after-effects. He once threw my new kitten across the room and it hit the wall (scratch off one life, she stayed with me and lived to be 14). Jealous of a damned kitten, and would have killed it to spite me. I’m 100% sure of it. Probably would have killed me too. He’s still out there, and I will never really feel safe until I see his obit, or that he’s been sent to prison (he always expressed a desire to kill somebody or another, and also enjoyed stealing stuff). That’s because he is a stalker. I got a drunken phone call from him 10 years ago, and that was after 14 years of thinking I was free of him. He had kept tabs on me for all that time, and still seemed to think that I was his property. His mother lives in Houston and he might also live there. Too close for me.

1 comment:

Ptelea said...

I'm glad you had the courage to get away from him.
I work with a woman whose sister lives with an abusive husband. He beats her, verbally abuses her, and won't allow her to have her own money even though she has a job. If she needs money, she is required to drive to whereever he is at the time and get only what she needs. She has family who will take her in but she will not leave. We think she stands a very good chance of being killed by him - but there doesn't seem to be anything anyone can do to change her mind. Her husband should be in jail.