Perhaps an Academy Award is in my future.
How should I behave towards the former boss, the one who fired me, the person who said I should write up my side of the story, did not even read it and tossed it on the desk, then shoved some papers in front of me and said I had to be “let go”??!!
I was Fired, for crying out loud. 98% shock, 2% history.
For the rest of the summer 2004, I sat around my living room watching old videos from the cabinet and crocheting for charity causes in three states.
‘Withdrawn’ is how my therapist described it.
Husband and I happened to be shopping at SAM’s Club, I was wearing one of my old t-shirts from the daycare even. Hey, it’s quite comfy and all cotton.
I hear a voice say “Hi, Diane….” I turned toward it, and saw Her husband first.
Well, like I said, actress duty kicked in. I smiled graciously and asked about the kiddies. The husbands both look Very Awkward during this little chitchat, and neither one of the guys said anything.
As the couples walked on past the frozen foods in opposite directions, I realized that I have moved on. I have found myself in college full time, making new friends, learning how to cope with studying, starting over.
All this doesn’t erase the sense of loss, that my self-confidence was taken from me. More than a year to re-build, yet I know I am on my way.
Maybe a chance meeting in the grocery store was to my benefit after all.
~~love and Huggs, Diane