SPIRITUAL STORIES ARCHIVE
DEATH BY A THOUSAND PAPER CUTS
Margaret lived with an assassin! A character assassinator! A man who could shrivel her up from the inside out. He made her life a living hell day after day.
George took his frustrations out on the ones who interacted with him on a daily basis. He was the crew leader at Fellman's Sheet Metal Plant and drove his employees crazy with his constant put downs and cutting remarks!
In a sick sort of way, he enjoyed his quick thinking ability to strip away a person's self respect in less than a minute.
Well, his wife left him. Ran away without a word.
He bar hopped for a while and met a fairly pretty woman about his age. He was so anxious to get someone to clean house and cook his meals that he married her right off.
HER great ability was to manipulate men by nagging them to death...literally! She had killed three husbands in that way, who were strong men in their prime when she married them.
George tried to get the upper hand with her, but her will and endurance was too strong.
Three years later, he was sitting in a wheelchair at the supermarket when his former wife Margaret walked by and almost didn't recognize him. As she did, she turned around and gasped! He was frail and only a shadow of his former self. She shook her head as she headed down the aisle. She remarked to herself, that if she had stayed with him, that could have been her.
Moral: The art of survival is knowing when to leave an impossible situation!
Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon
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