Pass the Kleenex Please

So I'm watching Ellen today. Did anybody see it? Well one of her guests was, Sarah Churman, who is a lady that has been deaf since birth and recently heard herself speak for the first time. If you haven't seen it check out YouTube if you're interested. But anywho, Ellen explains the girl's situation and how her mother-in-law uses $30,000 of her retirement money in order to help her afford getting just one of her ears done. So after the interview Ellen, of course, being how she is arranges it where the girl can get her second ear done free! And on top of that she gives the mother-in-law all her money back. Next thing I know my bottom lip is trembling and my eyes are beginning to weld up. Unbeknownst to me, I'm starting to cry. And this is all while I'm at work! So there I was trying to blink away the waterworks that's about to put on a show before anyone sees me. Trying to think of something else to prevent the tears from rolling down my face.

What in the world is this all about? Why is it that the older we get, we cry over nothing like babies? And when I say we I mean women. Do men go through this emotional rollercoaster too? It's ridiculous. Now I'm at the point where I have to keep a tissue or paper towel by the beside. Right now my preference is to keep a sheet of Bounty on the bedside table because after all it is the quicker picker upper. And if I'm caught off guard without a tissue by a commericial or something, I'm forced to use a nearby sheet or scarf. What kind of silliness is this? I remember the time of watching a tear jerking scene in a movie and barely batting an eye. Now before I even start a movie and if I think it might have a hint of a sappy part in it I run for the bounty before hitting play. I can't stand it.

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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I don't think it's JUST women...but it happens to us a lot!! Great hub!


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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

It's miserable because you don't know when it's going to happen. Thanks justateacher!


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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

I really liked the first part of your hub; I had not heard about that young woman yet, so I'll need to research her story. I think that's an emotional event worth tearing over. Women are emotional during certain parts of their lives, so I wonder your age. Some women, too, like myself, have heightened emotions and certain things are more moving to you than others on a lot of occasions. If it happens everyday, it could be hormonal if it has not been your typical behavior most of your adult life. I don't think it's gender specific to have heightened emotions. Do keep writing.


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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

It's the giving that gets to me ytsenoh. I'm 34 and I noticed it probably about 10 yrs ago that I can just boo-hoo at the drop of a hat when it comes to seeing something sentimental. I know it's a part of getting older because it has happened to most women I know. Just a part of the cycle I guess. Look into that story it's a very feel good story.


Vanessa McKay 5 years ago

Its nice to now I am not the only sook, I cried too. On the up side crying is good for stress release and shows the world we have a heart - even if its all soggy with tears.


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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY Author

You are never alone here Vanessa. Tears are welcomed. :-) I remember the movie I boohooed on in the theater and I could not stop the waterworks. It was Alien 3 or one of those and a dog in it had an alien and the alien was coming out of its stomach. For some reason I lost it. It was so silly but there I was waterfalling at the eyes over some fictional movie. And now since I have accepted this about myself I pack a tissue to the movies just in case.

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