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You and your girlfriend are sitting in a fancy restaurant looking over the menu.  Of course there are no prices listed on the side, that means bend over, you are about to take it in the wallet!  You sense a vibe, a premonition that something bad is about to happen.  Just then your honey, your sweetie, your love kitten… says,

“I don’t know how to say this…” 

There is an approaching vehicle coming in at 9 o’clock.

“…so I’ll just go ahead and say it…”

Brace yourself, you are about to get hit.

“…I want to see other people…” 

The impact occurs in a slow surreal motion.  Dis-belief goes through your mind, then reality, you’ve just been in an emotional crash.

You see her lips moving but you don’t hear a sound, as a matter of fact you can’t hear anything, shock is setting in.  Try to remain calm, help is on the way.

“Are you ok?” she asks.

“Yes, are you?”

“Yeah” she replies in a sense of relief.

For some reason the next words out of your mouth go like this, “Do you have insurance?”  She takes that question as a threat and quickly gets up from the table.  Then you politely ask her, “Can you at least split the bill, you whore!”

As you drive home all alone with your shirt soaked from red wine and the imprint of her hand on your face, you can’t help but wonder what went wrong.  What could I’ve done different?  Hind sight races through your mind as you race through the streets.  You are about to hit the intersection when your field of vision catches moment from the side.

There is an approaching vehicle coming in at 9 o’clock.

Brace yourself, you are about to get hit.

The impact occurs in a slow surreal motion.  Dis-belief goes through your mind, then reality, you’ve just been in an auto crash.

 

According to a major insurance company, 1/3 of all accidents happen in intersections.  According to a psychiatrist, 2/3 of all relationships end because someone was a lying, cheating bastard…or whore!  So, what could you have done different, well for one, when you go through an intersection look both ways, don’t assume nobody is going to run the red light.  When you are in a relationship look both ways, don’t be blinded by love…or lust and ignore the telltale signs, working late, never answers their cell after 9pm.  Relationships are a lot like driving, you got to pay attention to what you are doing.  Don’t be in such a rush, take it easy and if it breaks down, don’t worry, you’ll get a new one…one with better features!

Keep sending in your comments and stories, I always enjoy reading them.  Join me again next week and until then…

Take care and be safe-

Danny Keaton