What I Learned About Life When My Husband Got Fired!
From Chapter 3: Things I Was Not Taught & The Lessons I Learned All Too Well!
Although Red´s husband has been fired, and she has called out to Black for help, all she really wants to do is keep her head in the sand and not confront reality. She even tries playing the sympathy card as a stall tactic:
|Good to see you finally got online today. Are you working on my "Where is Your
Money Going?" E-mail?
|No. It´s overwhelming, and I´m in a really bad mood. And extremely angry.|
|At Nick? You need to cut him some slack. It is not as if he asked to be fired. He´s going through his own hell right now.|
|Glad you have sympathy for Nick, but I´m not mad at him. Well I am, but he´s not the
target at the moment. I´m mad at myself for being so incredibly stupid.
|You sound like a broken record this morning. You are not stupid. However, you have been living in a fairy tale, and now it is time to enter the big-bad world.|
|I really am NOT in the mood for your clever comments. It´s very easy for you to be a know-it-all because financially you do know it all. I, on the other hand, am merely your dumb kid sister. For someone with a great education and smart parents, I seem to be clueless about so many things.|
|No! How did I get to my age without understanding what was going on? How could my life — and my family´s life — be such a mess? How could I be so stupid?|
|Are you done now?|
|For the moment.|
|When we were kids, I might have thought you were my dumb kid sister, but I have grown up — a little — since then. You are many things, but stupid is not one of them. The main difference between us, even though we started at the same place, is we traveled very different roads and were exposed to very different things.|
|It seems to me that I picked the wrong road, and now I´m at a dead end.|
|If it makes you feel any better, you were led down the road you traveled. And you are not at a dead end, but rather a crossroad. However, where you go next will be up to you.|
|Thanks for the philosophy. Using your logic means I´m really in trouble. If I´m not able to figure out how I got here, or who led me down this road, then I´m obviously not going to be able to figure out where to go next.|
|This is not very productive. We are getting nowhere fast. We need to discuss this before you make yourself sick. Call me.|