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Something to Say

Updated on February 2, 2012
An easy target...
An easy target... | Source

The internal ranting of an introvert…

I write because I have something to say. I write because in “real life” I’m a pushover. I’m the girl that can begin a sentence but has her “friends” interrupt and talk over her. And what do I do when this happens? I just smile and nod at whatever s/he is saying—all the while inside I’m screaming: “Shut up! I was talking!” But, do I ever voice my true feelings? Do I ask them to stop their rude behavior? No, of course not. I allow people to interrupt me and talk over me on a regular basis.

I’m such a pushover that I’m the one people come to after the cute little kitten they’ve adopted has grown into a yodeling (read: in heat), curtain climbing adolescent. All it takes is a sob story about how much they’re struggling and how the animal shelter told them that if they dropped the cat off it would be put down. They don’t want the cat to die. They just don’t want the cat anymore.

Could you say no to this cute, little, fury face?
Could you say no to this cute, little, fury face? | Source

I’m such a softie that time after time I’ve caved in and said, “Okay, what’s one more cat?” (it’s not just about the people; I can’t resist a sad little furry face). The kicker is that the same people will visit me a few weeks later and make snide comments about the fur on my furniture or the odór de feline (Side note: When you share your 900 sq ft home with a half dozen cats, it doesn’t matter how many litter boxes you have or how often you change out the litter—or even how many glade plug-ins you install—your home will always have a slight cat scent at the very least!)

I write because I have something to say, and because when I put the words on paper no one interrupts me. My thoughts remain uninterrupted and unsullied. I have the chance to express myself. My opinion matters. And it doesn’t matter if I’m the only one that ever reads the words… or, if the words are ever published.

I write because I have something to say.

(P. S.: Thanks for allowing me to take a few moments this morning to vent. I feel much better now! It’s therapeutic!)


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    • Rachel Richmond profile image

      Rachel Richmond 5 years ago from California

      Lord, been there and done that...then found my voice in writing, and more. It's been a blast since. So, good for you! And that's to be expected from cats. Geesh. I'm sure the cats appreciate their life being saved. :)

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      Brian Leekley 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Been there, both re getting interrupted and re taking in cats. Or rather my wife takes them in and I welcome them, too. When we lived in Santa Fe, she volunteered at Felines and Friends and we fostered a number of rescued cats.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have some friends like that also. Anyone coming in this house is bound to leave with a bit of dog or cat hair on them no matter how much we brush the furniture or vacuum. That is just how it goes! :)

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      Reprieve26 5 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Argh is right! LOL I know exactly what you mean!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I totally understand what you are talking about, it drives me mad too! especially when they look around and then open their mouth trying to say it so badly, and then they can't wait and talk over you! arghhhh! lol

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      Reprieve26 5 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Thanks for reading and posting. I couldn't agree with you more! :)

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      Alecia Murphy 6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I definitely understand where you are coming from. I am an introvert as well. I can talk to people, but I like to listen and then voice my opinion through my writings. It doesn't matter who reads it because it is great therapy as well as a great stress reliever. Awesome hub!