Guys, Avoid Riding The "Jilted Express"

"Why me? Why didn't I see this coming?"

sobs this guy whose now "ex" has "chopped him off at the knees" by jilting him for another man.
sobs this guy whose now "ex" has "chopped him off at the knees" by jilting him for another man.

"JILTING" HAS MANY LOOKS

AND YOU WONDER WHY YOUR GIRLFRIEND LEFT YOU?
AND YOU WONDER WHY YOUR GIRLFRIEND LEFT YOU?
HIDING YOUR FACE WON'T STOP THE PAIN OF BEING JILTED, FRIEND.
HIDING YOUR FACE WON'T STOP THE PAIN OF BEING JILTED, FRIEND.
ARE YOU A REAL "JETHRO BODINE?" IF SO, THEN LOOK FOR A JILTING COMING YOUR WAY.
ARE YOU A REAL "JETHRO BODINE?" IF SO, THEN LOOK FOR A JILTING COMING YOUR WAY.
"PURE PAIN" CAPTURED IN THIS PAINTING DEFINES HOW A MAN FEELS WHEN HE IS "JILTED."
"PURE PAIN" CAPTURED IN THIS PAINTING DEFINES HOW A MAN FEELS WHEN HE IS "JILTED."
FOUR REASONS THAT SAY, "PLEASE, GIRLS, JILT US."
FOUR REASONS THAT SAY, "PLEASE, GIRLS, JILT US."
AND YOU ACTED LIKE A MEMBER OF THE SUPER-GROUP CHICAGO TO IMPRESS HER?
AND YOU ACTED LIKE A MEMBER OF THE SUPER-GROUP CHICAGO TO IMPRESS HER?
THIS IS WHAT YOUR "EX' THINKS OF JILTING YOU.
THIS IS WHAT YOUR "EX' THINKS OF JILTING YOU.
SHE JILTED YOU FOR NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST IN MEN'S FASHIONS?
SHE JILTED YOU FOR NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST IN MEN'S FASHIONS?
SO YOU CHOSE THE GUYS OVER HER?
SO YOU CHOSE THE GUYS OVER HER?

To get to the point, the word "jilted," is an adjective. It means "rebuffed by a lover for no reason"; "left at the altar," or in laymen's terms, "hurt to the bone."

If you have never been jilted, then you are not of the human race. I speak from personal experience on this one. And I can truly vouch for what I am about to say. Jilted is arguably the coldest, sharpest pain you will ever feel from another human being. It's merciless. Non-caring. The affects are long-lasting and in many cases, felt for a lifetime.

The textbook example of "jilted," or "being jilted," would be the man or woman "being left standing at the altar," on their wedding day. Talk about humiliation. Friends, this would be "the mother of all humiliations."

Imagine for a moment that all of your friends and your alleged-partner for life's friends are all there in the church at one time "dressed to the nine's," waiting for you to be wed. Suddenly everyone's breathing stops. Eyes all look to the back of the church. Then back at you standing up there with your best man and groomsmen or matron of honor and bride's maids and boy are you embarrassed. Red-faced. Shamed beyond reality. Even the athiest who was your friend in college is now converted to Christianity and praying for you.

You can't go anywhere. You stand and take it. Similar to a firing squad. Even your minister cannot believe such barbaric acts still exist in 2012, but he is wrong. Jilting is still alive and kicking. Taking many "casualties" as he rolls along on his "pain campaign."

I want to tell this story from a man's point of view. With your permission of course. I am talking to the lady followers I have on HubPages and appreciate them all.

Let's face it, guys. We are not "the brightest star in the skies." We can sometimes let things like "jilt" and "jilted" be staring square into our eyes and not know it. Women on the other hand realize they are about to be "jilted" and make necessary face-saving steps.

Not us men. No, sir. We are the "tough breed," the "last of the cowboys," we "laugh at danger," and "chuckle at devastation." We are men, spelled M--E--N! Rough, tough and when an adversary is involved, we can't get enough. This is the propaganda we have been led to believe. And boy, do we believe it. I would say like a hungry bass after a lure on the line of television bass fisherman, Bill Dance, but I do not want to come down too hard on us men. We have enough troubles just matching our socks in the morning.

How, just in case, guys, would you know if "you" were about to be jilted? Socially-abused? Hurt worse than being hit by a Mack truck? Well unless you have been endowed by our loving Creator with a special sense that says, "get out now, fool! She's got "jilting" on her mind," then you are "hunting opossum in the dark." No chance of scoring a pelt. Helpless. Better said, "a sitting duck."

But do not be so hasty, my always-seeing the good in all women, guy friends. Help has arrived in the form of this story and if you can take your time and let each tip I am sharing soak-in to your intelligence, then you will not be as likely to be hurt as a man who just bumbles along thinking things are okay with him and his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend.

1. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when your girlfriend just looks into space as you "spill your guts" on how deeply you love her. This is "the" talk you have wanted to have with her for weeks. Now after you spend a good twenty-minutes of non-stop "I can't live without you's," she snaps back into reality and says, "huh? Were you talking to me?"

2. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when she insists on keeping her old boyfriends' phone numbers for in case, "they need my help down the road of life," she states to you who ignorantly goes along with this idea.

3. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED if you go to pick her up for your usual Friday night dancing and dining event, and she blows past you without even acknowledging that it was "you" at her door. To make matters worse, "she" was the one who called you to come over and pick her up.

4. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when you and her are slow-dancing, but she keeps struggling to look past you to wink at a guy dancing with her co-worker also at this plush club. You ask, "you know that guy?" "oh, just a friend of my best friend, "Shellie," from work," she says. Then hits you with a line like Babe Ruth hitting his 714th home run, "excuse me, Tom, (your name is John), I'm going over and telling "Larry," hello." And you thought she didn't know the guy's name dancing with "Shellie."

5. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when she spends most of your past few dates on her cell phone. "trouble?" you ask in caring voice. "do you always have to but into my business?" she snaps and continues to talk. Yes, old friend, you are about to take a ride on "the jilted express."

6. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when you announce to your parents you and "Julie," are about to be wed and they burst into laughter. You feel hurt. "Why the guffaw's," you ask. "oh son, toughen-up. "That" "Julie," has such a reputation for being the town's biggest tease.

7. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when her so-called "ex" guy friends call YOUR house asking if "Julie" can talk.

8. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when every time you take "Julie" home from a date, two or three sailors are sitting in a parked car near her apartment and all of them yell, "our turn," as you walk her inside.

9. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when you catch her talking to one of those "1-900" HOT SEX (numbers). "are you serious? A phone sex number?" you protest. She only frowns at you and keeps talking and charging the $5.00 per minute to YOUR Visa card.

10. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED as you go to hang up your coat, five guys hiding in her closet run over you as "make a run for it."

11. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when she adamantly-demands you change your name from "John," to "El Ricko," and learn Spanish as your language.

12. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE JILTED when you are dancing with her and she leaves you to cut-in to a guy dancing with another guy.

Be smart, guys. Know the warning signs of jilt and jilted. I appreciate the opportunity of offering you some free advice.

Oh, excuse me. I hear my wife talking to someone in the living room.

Oh, silly me. It's just "Dave," the ACME Insurance Co. agent wanting to sell her some life insurance.

Funny. This makes the sixth trip he has made to our home just this week.

Yeah, buddy. Standing all alone on a rooftop

can heal you from that awful jilting you have just taken from a girl you  dated for over five months.
can heal you from that awful jilting you have just taken from a girl you dated for over five months.

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Comments 7 comments

lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Unrequited love is painful, but I can imagine how angry and humiliated one must feel after being jilted by a former lover at the altar. I'm sorry that you had to go through this, but I'm sure that you are now more cautious to who you open your heart to. vote up eye-opener!


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ausis 4 years ago from Australia

Wow Kenneth I thought I could express myself in writing. No to make light of the subject but, I think I may get you to write some of my stuff. I don't know why but almost all my life I've had this knack of being able to empathise with people's pain.

Daily when I watch the shows on the TV I get these kinds of feelings, I feel like I am right there experiencing it. I so wish you hadn't had to go through that type of pain & humiliation, that so many do. I know you will or are on the recovery road. Being the kind soul you have is watching over you, allowing you to do kind deeds for people, even if it's a nice comment.

Your kind words helped me out in one of the worst times in my life when neighbors were attacking me with chemicals, vilifying & victimising us just for being us.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Sorry, guys, but Kenneth is right...you are a little slow on picking up hints sometimes! Now you'll be prepared! Funny hub!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, lovedoctor,

Thank you for your visit and comments. Both are highly-welcomed and appreciated. An old saying goes, "time heals all pain," and I guess that's right in its text, but what do we do with the scars? I hate to be reminded of any pain. And no, all pain doesnt teach us things. But I am glad to be on Hubs and with a Group of Fantastic Followers, you included, lovedoctor, catgypsy, and ausis. YOU all cannot dream how much you all touch my heart.

Love you all!

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear ausis,

you are a kind spirit, a rare spirit that our world needs more of. Never sway from whom you are. Always care for someone else--even in suffering. You shall inherit a reward in the after life that is beyond priceless. And thank YOU for your kind words.

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Thank you, catgypsy, for taking up for me. I appreciate that so much.

You always make my day with your kind words. And I wish I could repay you in some way for all the kind things you have said.

God bless you richly!

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ ausis: Free advice about your writing. No one can express our pain but our own self. I wish I had you, lovedoctor or catgypsy even any of my followers do my thoughts sometimes, but the therapeutic thing is, when I am finished with a hub like this, I feel better. Take care, ausis.

Kenneth

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