FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT
Dear Opinions-R-Us ,
I saw my best friend’s husband with another woman. She doesn’t know about it, but I do. I’m racked with guilt over keeping this secret from my friend and feel the need to tell her so she can see the creep for the cheatin’ snake he is. What do I do?
Signed, Avenging Angel in Sisterhood
Dear Avenging Angel,
Join a convent and keep your big trap shut! Honesty is not always the best policy. You are NOT part of their marriage and regardless, you don’t know the whole truth behind the infidelity. If there are problems in your friend’s marriage, believe me, she knows and is dealing with it as best she can for the time being. If hubby made a grave mistake and has learned from his mistake that his wife is the most important thing in his life, he will never make an idiodic mistake like that again. All you will do by telling her the truth is cause her pain forever. If hubby repeats his mistake, she will figure it out on her own in her own time. Be there for her, love her, support her. Keep your big fat nose out of their troubles and worry about your own.
Okay….so as the saying goes…Opinions are like a##holes…everybody has one (or two or three…). But let’s talk about some controversial issues… When you might be called on to do something wrong for the right reasons.
When Wrong might really be Right.
You Chick Swagger Readers are now assigned to the editorial staff of Opinions-R-Us! Let’s hear your valued responses to some of the most controversial topics I can think up. Our country is in a state of confusion and controversy. Many of us don’t ever get the opportunity to put in our two cents. Or we are afraid to because let’s not forget…we want people to like us.
Well, sometimes a BLOG is just the place to tweak your emotions, make you a little uncomfortable, make you think outside your box, a place to give you the chance to say what’s really on your mind and STILL be loved and accepted.
The love of my life, Bartholomew, is suffering from kidney failure, severe arthritis in his hips and legs, incontinence, and blindness. He is bed-ridden and is being fed through a tube in his stomach. He is unable to communicate and suffers from severe pain due to stage four bone cancer. This is no quality of life for Bartholomew. My heart dies a little everytime I think of who he used to be and what has become of him. He wouldn’t want to live like this..?
Signed, Love my labrador to death.
Josie’s two-and-a-half cents: Put that dog to sleep! For god-sakes, woman! You are keeping him alive because YOU want him to be alive! How selfish!
BUT: Bartholomew is a creation of God. Is he not? (Now we are getting into the taboo topic of religion, but it can’t be helped when talking about euthanasia…)
Why then do people argue that it is kind and just to euthanize an animal, but not a human being?
I would so vote to legalize euthanasia…I never want to live to be a burden to the ones I love if I could no longer be myself. But that just MHO…(my humble opinion).
What would you do if you had the opportunity to place the deciding vote to legalize Euthanasia? Or even more controversial…could you end someone’s life?
My fifteen-year-old daughter asked me to take her to Planned Parenthood so she could go on the birth control pill. I am shocked and at a loss. I didn’t even know my daughter was interested in sex or even knew that much about it at this age. She has been dating what I thought was a nice boy for 6 months now. I don’t want her having sex! But if she is determined, I suppose I can’t stop her, and I do not want her getting pregnant. Obviously my lectures have meant little to nothing. At least she is being honest with me. I’m warming up the car now for our trip to Planned Parenthood. Should I keep it running?
Signed, Little girl growing up too fast
Josie’s two-and-a-half cents: Shut the God-damned car off!!!! You give that little girl the pill and she totally forgoes using condoms which exposes her to the 50-something sexually transmitted diseases floating around out there! Gee…thanks for the chlamydia, Mom! Talk more…lecture more…tell her more about the emotional risks, the STD risks even with condoms. Keep talking till you are blue in the face but for God’s sake…Don’t YELL! Don’t shut down the delicate trust she has in you that she could even come to you in the first place. Keep her coming to you. Keep her talking and PRAY for the best. Stay involved.
25% of girls and 30% of boys have sex by age 15, 21% of 9th graders have slept with four or more partners, 50% of 17 year olds have had sex, 80% of teens have sex by age 19, 55% of teens ages 13-19 have engaged in oral sex. OUCH!
I’m a third grade teacher. A student of mine has reported that her mother’s fiancee has touched her innapropriately and has made ‘weird’ comments to her. I’ve notified Child Protective Services, but the case has been deemed ‘unfounded.’ Since, the child has become withdrawn, and her grades have slipped. She has told me that she cannot tell anyone what is happening cause Mommy ‘got really mad.’ On Friday’s, when she is to be staying for the weekend with her mother, the child’s anxiety is palpable as dismissal approaches. I’ve filed for a re-investigation, but have been denied. The mother and fiancee are prominent business people in the community. I’ve exhausted all legal avenues, but I am positive this child is being sexually abused. She has since been removed from my class by the mother on the grounds of ‘harrassment.’ This child needs someone’s help before it’s too late, if it already isn’t. y professional reputation (I’m risking suspension) and my own family atmosphere (my children are hearing comments in school) are now being affected by this horrible situation. What do I do?
Signed, Ready to kill…seriously.
Josie’s two-and-a-half cents: Hire a PI! If you’re instincts are correct…you may be the only hope for this kid. But are we really responsible for saving the world? When it’s not our own family, do we just say, ‘Oh well…not much I can do…pass the ketchup’? What happens when it’s a community member’s life vs. your own family’s well being?
Okay, my Chick Swagger beauties! Let’s put those brilliant, compassionate minds to work and think outside the box. We are all progressive thinkers, writers, and voracious readers. Answer these desperate people! Work your ‘Dear Abby’!
When is Wrong Really Right? Is it ever? Could you ever take that step and do anything illegal for the absolute right reason? Are there any controversial subjects you always wanted others’ opinions on? Voice them here!
Love you and all your varied opinions! Josie…