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Written by Mark Edgemon

Spiteful Betty always had to get the last word in. If she didn't get the last word in, she felt beaten by whoever bested her verbally. She hated to lose and would often feel the sting of someone's wisecrack or smirk for months after the fact.

She couldn't let go of the need to get back at people.

One day, quite unexpectedly, she met a handsome man, who was the very image of what she imagined Prince Charming would look like. She got a first date with him and then a second and a third after which, everything in her life was wonderful, except for the pain she felt, trying to keep her spiteful mouth shut! She knew if she opened her mouth and spoke as she normally did, that it would more than likely ruin her chance to have a life with him.

Within a few months, they married and went on their honeymoon to Las Vegas. She was so worried that he would discover her dark secret. As they entered into their bridal suite, the bell boy accidentally stepped on the heel of her slippers as she walked into the room and made her fall on her face. Her new handsome husband picked her up off of the floor as she lit into the young man, verbally tearing him a new one.

After she had finished her spiteful tirade, she worried that she had blown her one day old marriage to the most perfect man in the world. But to her surprise, it didn't bother him at all. He kissed her and went downstairs to the Casino and lost all her money at black jack.

Moral: Always be yourself. If you're going to scare someone off...scare them off!

Copyright 2008 Mark Edgemon

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