Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1611 Maybe...... Me, Too by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 15, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1611 Maybe Me, Too by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 15, 2018 

                              Maybe Me Too
                       A monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c)  2018   all rights reserved

      (Woman comes out, she looks around - she can be in her 80s or in her 20s)

So this is what therapy is like.  Hmm.  I never thought I'd ever come to this.  But, what the hey?  

           (Sighs heavily)

Do you mind if I do not sit?  This is not so easy, and I am very angry.  When I am angry, I like to move around.

My, when I think about this, it's like I'm 21 again!

         (Thinks, seeing the past)

He was my boss.  Old story.  Now in the news every day, but for me, I was just a secretary.  And he was so nice!  He would bring candy and talk with me, just like I was all grown up!  He'd show me pictures of his children, one girl was age!

So when he asked me out for dinner, I said sure, and I even told my boyfriend, and he was happy for me, I mean, a mentor in the company!  Great!  My boyfriend, oh, what was his name?  Jerry?  Jimmy?  You think you remember stuff like that...but, ....anyhow, he told me to order the most expensive meal and we both laughed!  

And it was a nice dinner, fancy place. boss went to drive me home.  But he didn't.  He stopped in a dark place. And they put in those days.....had his way with me.  I screamed, I tried to stop him, but he was strong, and it only took two minutes.....and afterwards......he warned keep my mouth shut.....and I did.....

Because, in those days, there was no 'me, too'

What else could I do?  His word against mine.  And that night....frozen in my memory for all this time.....

I got another job as soon as I could.  It took six months.  And's 60 years.....and I was listening to all these girls on the brave they are....and I was amazed at the support.  But I was also amazed at  how some people are mad at them....mad at me.....for not telling.  As if I had a choice!

As if I didn't feel guilty enough!  But......I just realized something and that's why I'm here, I guess.  Why should I feel guilty?  I am not the guilty party!  I am the one who was...raped!  And now, you tell me that I should feel bad about not stopping this monster from doing it to others!  That I have to share the blame!  (Furious)  How dare you!


Well, maybe not you, Dr. Halston.....but you know what I mean.The people who do the hurting - they are the ones who should feel guilty!  Not me!

        (She turns to leave, stops, looks back)

 And not any of my sisters! 

Based on too many true stories!

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