The Storage Place Guy

02 Jan

When I walked into the office at the storage rental place, I’m sure the rage I was feeling was radiating off me in waves. The manager dude walked me over to look at a unit so I could decide if it was the right size.

“What will you be putting in here?” he asked.

“All of the personal possessions I have left. No furniture, mostly boxes.”

“I’m really sorry you’re having troubles. How long?” he asked.

“Eleven years, and enough is enough!” I replied.

“Well, I hope this move is a good one for you…”

“It can’t get any worse!” I was beginning to wind up and he could see it.

“Just don’t become a man hater,” he said, “there are a lot of us good guys out there and it would be a shame if you didn’t find that out some day…”

Very wise man, and he knew exactly when to make me laugh. It was so strange to talk with a man who could see what I was feeling and actually did something to make a total stranger feel a little better on what was obviously a terrible day for her.

Anyway. M is treating me like I’m the best thing since sliced bread and I hope he can see in my face that I know it’s all bullshit. No word on when he will be leaving town, but it can’t come soon enough. More on our “discussion” the other day later…



Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Escape Plans



9 responses to “The Storage Place Guy

  1. El Guapo

    January 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Congrats on taking that step!!!

  2. Melanie

    January 2, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Even just this little step feels freeing, doesn’t it?

  3. JackieP

    January 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

    stay strong! It’s you that you need to think about.

  4. Paula

    January 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    This is great!!

  5. Bethany

    January 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Isn’t it so nice to get a little taste of normal? I love when I run across real men who genuinely care about other people around them. It really makes my day even if only for an instant someone treats me like my emotions matter. I am glad you got to enjoy that today.

  6. Melanie

    January 12, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I miss you. (I just wanted you to know I noticed you’ve been quiet for a while. I hope you’re doing ok.)

    • Sofia Leo

      January 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      I’m back, and everything is fine. Well, as fine as living with a Narc can be 🙂

      • Melanie

        January 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        Good to hear! I’m sorry it took me ten days to notice.

      • Sofia Leo

        January 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm

        Don’t be sorry – you have your own shit to deal with. Virtual hugs to you 🙂


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