Guys, Avoid Riding The "Jilted Express"
"Why me? Why didn't I see this coming?"
"JILTING" HAS MANY LOOKS
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.