Wednesday, October 10, 2007

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #6 . . . 13 OF LIFE'S MOST SHOCKING MOMENTS . . .


1) When you realize "C" students really do rule the world.


2) When you discover ministers, priests, pastors and the like, are capable of lying, cheating, stealing, committing adultry, beating their wives, preying on children and other immoral acts.

3) When you accidently see your grandmama topless.


4) When you realize you and everyone you love will one day die.


5) When you discover liars and cheaters can and often do win.


6) When you realize evil is real and often lives a long time in the world.


7) When you discover life isn't really fair.


8) When it dawns on you that your parents do "it" or if they're older have the nerve to still be doing "it."


9) When you discover, not only do you not know most of the answers, you don't even know half of the questions.


10) When you realize a lot of people mistakenly believe they can actually sing or rap or dance or act or properly raise a kid or lead you to the promised land or ( ______ ) fill in the blank.


11) When you realize the life you dreamt in your youth, will most likely never happen.


12) When it dawns on you that this baby really does have to come out of you some kind of way.


13) When you discover that the words "one nation, under God, indivisible and with liberty and justice for all" are more of a wishful thought than an actual reality.


Any others you want to add? Be my guest. Just remember, this isn't HBO or Cinemax or any of those late night, boot-leg cable tv programs . . . so please, try to keep your "shocking moment" comments PG13 (smile).

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21 comments:

Chelle Y. said...

I walked in to a room when my grandparents were "going at it!" Talk about shock! I'm still going to therapy! (haha, just kidding about the last part).

Damozel said...

That's an exceptionally astute list. For some of those, it's been a long time for me...and I never did see either grandmother topless (or if I did, I don't remember). But it's for certain that these are the things that bring you up short....

Malcolm: said...

One word for #3... zoinks! It's amazing how much #10 mirrors the life/career of Britney Spears.

Yen said...

I can't imagine for the #3! It would definitely be shocking! lol

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Brian Dunbar said...

Any others you want to add? Be my guest.

When you see your spouse lying flat on her back in ICU. And then you realize that you've spent the better part of a decade saying "ya we really should make out a will".

No Nonsense Girl said...

I'm with you on soo many things, 1,2,5,6 and so on....

Happy TT, I'm glad I visited you!!!

My TT is up!

Nicholas said...

Is anyone really surprized by #2?

#3 never happened to me, I'm glad to say!

Lori said...

What a great list...weird, my bf and I were just talking about #4 and how old we were when we came to that realization. #5 too...man, I hate liars and its so true. Happy TT, thanks for making me think.

Janet said...

re: #11, I'm coming to that realization now...and it ain't pretty

Wolfie said...

I really agree with #12..sometimes I look @ my daughter & think.."WOW..!!"

baby~amore' said...

these are great ...and so true !I can relate I did life's amazing moments.

Bloggers said...

Great TT!!

my 13 is up on Working at Home Mom

Gattina said...

I wasn't shocked when I saw my Grandma topless, lol !

But your n° 13 is very true !

dawn said...

That is a great list. I don't think I could add to it on the fly. I will probably be thinking about it all day though. Happy TT.

Dane Bramage said...

When you realize that you are exactly where your past decisions have led you.

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Laura said...

Really enjoyed your list! Some of it was funny, some thought-provoking..the rest, both! Mine is finally up...please feel free to stop by and visit. Have agreat weekend!

Denise Patrick said...

Great list! And, so true. As a historian, it saddens me to think that all those people I love to read about are dead already.

Happy TT!

Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Another great TT, my friend.
My addition would be something like this:
When you realize that sex is a) everything you dreamed it would be and more, or b)nothing like you thought it would be; actually worse--what was everybody raving about?

I'll never tell which I thought upon first try! LOL

Happy TT!

ellen b said...

Great TT. Some so sadly true others so hilarious.

J. Lynne said...

When I was in college, my mother sent me a postcard that said "the sex in Kentucky was great!". I still have issues going to get the mail.

Leeann said...

What a thought provoking list! I love it!