Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1189 More (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 17, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1189 More by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 17, 2017  

                                                       More!
                                (for Caregivers Anonymous)
                                                a monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017


        (This is an angry woman.  She has had enough and is fuming)

I have listened to all of you bitch and moan for, how long?  This whole meeting, and if I recall correctly, every meeting!  In fact, you could even say, I was the biggest bitch..er and moaner!

But now I listen and all I hear is crap!  you heard me- crap!  

Wah, wah!  You want a day off!  Wah, wah, you're so tired!  Wah, wah!  

Well, I just had a day off, actually two nights and night days off - paid for by my wonderful family, who encouraged me to 'get away' for a rest.  I chose to stay in town because who the hell wants to travel for six hours each direction someplace just to turn around and come home!  I mean, really!

Maybe when I was 25 I could be in a car or bus that long, but not anymore!  That ability faded out along with the ability to remember .....well, just about anything!

       (Listens)

Where did I go?  To a hotel - a nice one, right by the ocean!  Beautiful!  I got there for early check-in - and it was like going to heaven!  A big bed - that I did not have to make!  Clean sheets - that I did not have to wash! - a chocolate cookie on the bed - in a wrapper so it was clean, and even if it made a mess - I do not have to clean it up!

And I took off my clothes and I lay down for just a minute......and I slept for 24 hours straight!  Well, maybe only 18, and I did have to to the bathroom once - maybe I do exaggerate a bit - but I didn't get out of bed until the next morning!

Incredible!  Then I had a day - just for me!  I watched the stupidest TV shows, and ate room service, and when I finally left the room, I sat in a jacuzzi for two hours until I had wrinkled like a prune!

And the next day - I repeated the first day!

By the time I had to check out on Sunday, I called my family and begged to stay another night!

I refused to leave!  They had to come with the police to evict me!  Well, maybe that's a tiny exaggeration......but you get the idea - I wanted.....MORE!

Having a little rest was.....TERRIBLE!  Because I didn't want it to end.....I wanted to stay for a week, a month.....

          (Sighs heavily)\

When I was in high school, there was only thing I remembered from all my history - that there was a Russian Revolution  not because the people were downtrodden - hell, they'd been that way for centuries!  No, what had happened was the people had actually been treated better for awhile, things had eased - THEN - got worse again.  The result - a revolution.

So, I warn you - do not encourage caregivers to get time off!  Otherwise, you know what could happen?  

         (She shudders)

I don't even want to think about it......

         (Turns to go back to her chair, stops, looks around)

But.....it was a nice couple of days.......I just want...MORE!


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