Friday, July 31, 2009

One more reason that people drop me from their call lists

I got a phone call from a friend yesterday (actually, more of an aquaintance as you will see from the following exchange). Cindy: Hey, I haven't seen you in awhile and I'm calling to ask you if you might be interested in attending one of our Suicide Survivor's meetings next Tuesday.

Me: Huh.....well, I'm not a suicide survivor Cindy.

Cindy: Didn't your husband commit suicide?

Me: Yes he did, but the term "Suicide Survivor" suggests to me that I am the one who attempted suicide, failed miserably, and now need to attend meetings.

Cindy: .................................(awkward silence)

Me: maybe I'm being too literal?

(While I do realize that suicide is no laughing matter, the part about my husband is true so I feel that I can comment without being judged too harshly)


  1. I think what you said was completely justified. I can see her point though that despite your husband (very sorry to hear about that) ending things, your life still continues but I'm with you on this one.

  2. When I first started reading this, I thought, "KC attempted suicide." You're right, that's exactly what it sounds like. I'm sorry about your husband but yes, anyone this close to this can comment at will. No judging here.

  3. It sounded like that to me also.
    I just got to this blog from Chrissy @ I shoulda been a stripper. I love it! It's really too bad I'm in Michigan cuz I would love to hear your radio station. It sounds like a blast! Does it have an online link? Have a great day!

  4. Thanks to all!

    Collette: Our website will be up shortly, so I will let you in on that when it happens. We should have a live feed on the site.

  5. Suicide Survivors sounds like a group for people who didn't quite succeed. Glad you're not in that category, but sorry to hear about your husband. That sucks, big time.