Maya Angelou said when someone tells you who they are to believe them. She didn’t say to ask them questions or attempt to figure out how/why they are the way they are. The problem with too many of us is that we have a Captain Save A Hoe mentality. We see the warning signs or sometimes they tell us straight out that they have issues but that only propels us towards them. One mans trash is anothers treasure right. See we believe that we can work it out with them, the last person just didn’t try hard enough or wasn’t committed right.
We fail to realize that some people are just manufacturers defects. Seriously, someone just removed the “do not remove” sign like the one that comes on mattresses. We take these individuals home and attempt to love them, and fix them, we do everything in our power to make it work. But the thing about a manufacturers defect is that you don’t know what parts are missing or why in the hell it doesn’t work. Sometimes people throw stuff out for a reason. Stop bribing home strays. Look in the mirror, look yourself in the eye, and vow that next time you will leave them right where they are.
The thing about working with damaged goods is that over time they will misuse you and often destroy any part of you that they can on the process. I say RUN. Next time I will RUN.
I refuse to dedicate any miniscule part of myself to another piece of trash. Am I venting? Absolutely! But do I mean what i’m saying? Damn right.