Well after 22 years of working in a manufacturing plant I was told today that I was fired! They told me that my production was not competitive with the other co-workers and that it was just my time to go. My time to go I said I am 6 months away from my retirement. Apparently, my statement went on deaf ears as I was escorted out of the building and was told my last check would be mailed to me. Now, what am I going to do, what am I going to tell my wife? I decided that it would be best to just come out with it however, when I was walking up to the house I hear my wife on the phone with someone saying; “bills, bills, bills sometimes I feel that is all I ever get in the mail. I never receive a nice card or even coupon booklets; it seems that the only thing I ever get in my mailbox is bills! I have the phone bill, the cable bill, the car insurance bill, and of course the electric bill which seems to increase every single month. It would seriously be nice to come home to something else than bills. It seems like the more money we make the less money we have, thank God George is retiring in 6 months and we will be able to travel and get away from this all.”
Well, after I heard her say that I thought it would be better to just keep my firing a secret for the next week or so after all it wouldn’t hurt, right? Well, that was 5 months ago; I have not had the courage to tell her that I was fired and all she keeps asking about is when we are leaving on our trip and how excited she is for my retirement. I know I need to tell her soon because, she is starting to shop for clothes and just signed up for this 31 Day Fat Loss Cure, Vic Magary program, in preparation for our 3 month get away that we have been saving for. I have to tell her tonight, I just can’t keep it a secret any longer. I went home and waited for her to return from her class and thought about what she would say or do. She walked in the door about 6:30 smiling and singing some little tune and I just blurted it out, ‘I GOT FIRED’! Her mouth dropped and she looked really confused; ‘what happened’ she asks. So, I told her everything, she didn’t take it well. She packed her bags and said she was staying at her sisters, Isabel De Los Rios for a while and not to bother to call. So, I didn’t; a few days went by and so I decided that had probably been enough time for her to cool off. I showed up to her work, a small business energy plant to apologize and she opened her arms to me and said, ‘for better or worse, right’. We kissed and all was forgiven and we are still living our dream, it just changed slightly.