Amy called her ex-boyfriend David, the good looking one, who used her to finance his motorcycle, co-op and child support payments which had been three years in arrears when they first met. Amy told him that she wanted to be reimbursed $50,000.00 (a little less than the amount she actually paid out on his behalf during their two year courtship). After his initial laughter, she added the possibility of a lawsuit and the laughing stilled.
Later that morning she went into work and asked for a meeting with the director. Amy demanded an increase in her salary that would reflect payment for the three positions she was presently covering, company bookkeeper, secretary, and janitor. She also asked for a reduction in work hours from 12 to 9. The initial “no” response was rescinded once Amy placed her letter of resignation on the table.
Before going to bed that night, Amy called her mother and hushed her before she began her tirade of how disappointed she was that Amy was 42, unmarried and childless. Finally she felt strong enough to tell her mother she was content with her life, would marry when she found the right man and if God decided to bless her with children she was okay with that and if not, she was okay with that also.
Amy hung up the phone, took a deep breath, and removed her big girl underwear silently praying it would be just as effective the following morning.