Jacques Delille said,
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
Someone, please-oh-please tell Fate that I want my money back! I would like to return my relatives. I don’t want to exchange them, I just want my money back. I feel cheated! I have some pretty awesome friends, so I will keep them but … Fate, you gotta take the other ones back! The refund is not to include three individuals (my husband and my daughters). My husband Conall, I have to say that you were pretty spot on with that pick. He picks me up when I fall. He protects me when I feel I need it and even when I don’t think I do. He compliments my rough edges with his softer ones. As far as the two little baby girls… their presence alone lifts my spirits and puts a smile on my face. They bring out all of the ‘motherly instincts’ that I thought would elude me after my childhood. So, I’m going to keep those three and give you the rest back. You can take them. Today. No, I don’t want to wait till the end of the ‘waiting’ period. You can even keep my deposit!
Heinrich von Pierer,
Control your fate or somebody else will.
Fate… I really has a HUGE bone to pick with you on this one. Need I go over the list? I didn’t think so. I think I see a lawsuit coming over the horizon for pain and suffering and anything less than six figures would be insulting to my pride. I will give you thirty days to make good on this before I contact my lawyer.
If things were really this easy, I think that a lot of wounds would be healed… child abuse would become a thing of the past because all a child would have to do is trade in their abuser for a mother like June or a father like Ward Cleaver. I don’t know that I would specifically choose those as my trade-in option but I don’t think that I would have hesitated. Sadly this world isn’t a perfect one and we just can’t make a trade-in for the relatives that have hurt us so deeply. We can’t sue fate for the raw end of the deal. So, who’s to blame? Where is our retribution?