Sunday Writing Prompt #238 “Rant”

Oh I should have read this before posting my previous post!

It takes a lot for me to lose it, and when I do, look out. Not that I’m violent, but let’s just say I tend to lash out.
I’m turning this round and going to write about when someone ranted at me.

After HE had been away for one of his regular weekends with the lads, he found out that I’d had a visitor stay overnight who he despised. The fact that this guy’s wife had left him after only a few weeks and he wanted someone to talk to had nothing to do with it.
I had four kids in the house, and as we’d opened a bottle of wine or two, the couch was his for the taking.

HE started on at me about who I could and couldn’t have in the house when he was away (my name was also on the mortgage, so it was my home too).
HE accused me of checking out my ‘old haunts’ when visiting my parents.
HE shouted that I’d had a one night stand when I went to see a sick friend, also in my home town (my elderly friend died, and I didn’t get to say goodbye).
HE yelled that I’d sleep with anything in trousers.
In short, I suddenly had over 6 years of his resentment (??!) thrown at me in a matter of as many minutes and the neighbours both sides of us and opposite heard him.
I lost it, and he got my full cup of coffee thrown in his face.
I don’t know who was more surprised.
But it shut him up.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt #238 “Rant”

  1. Kat Myrman says:

    Wow! Did that feel good? I’m still “percolating” on my entry for this week. 😉 nice rant Di.

  2. You go, girl!

    When I lived in DC (in my prior marriage), my brother came for a very short visit. In fact, he came only for lunch one day while my then husband was at work. A neighbor lady saw him and later made a point of telling my ex that I had a man over when he wasn’t around. Fortunately, my ex knew it was only my brother. A few months later, the neighbor’s live-in boyfriend came over, all upset because the lady had taken off with his best friend, and took all his furniture with her. I guess she was viewing my visitors through her own warped lifestyle.

    • Quite a few things came to light after that day. It took a while, but I eventually sorted myself out and left. History now, but it was a waste of a good cup of coffee.

  3. Michael says:

    I was once told a good strategy was to do the unexpected Di, the cup of coffee would be a good one I would think.

  4. Cara Hartley says:

    Such relationships are terribly toxic. I’m glad you got free of this man.

  5. Vivian Zems says:

    The excess baggage others carry usually threatens to stifle us. Anyhow, well done! I hate oppression and my rant is themed around that.

  6. dancjulian says:

    I hope the coffee was hot!

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