HOW TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

HOW TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

A Story by Carol Cashes
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Don't get scammed! Know the difference!

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How To Properly Identify A Damsel in Distress

 

Why does everyone rush to shield and guard distressed, emotional women?  What aspect of hand-wringing and the oh-so-delicate dabbing of moist eyes pulls out shiny knights in newly polished amours and the circling of the wagons of other women?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS?!


This should be the response to the strong women who are struggling--at least once. This should be a strong woman’s reward for walking the last mile, staying to the bitter end, holding her feet to the fire so others don’t get burned.  Strong women have paid their dues, proven their worth, stiffened their upper lips and spines with nothing more than the fact no one else could…or would.  Do you think maybe they would appreciate reclining on the chaise lounge, hanky and smelling salts available at every turn of their slightly bowed heads, delicate features slightly flushed and lips slightly quivering?  Do you think that strong women don’t think about just not getting out of the bed one day-- it’s all jus’ too, too much for them and bless their hearts! Do you think strong women would appreciate not cleaning up cat vomit or dog s**t or throwing away empty packages left in the cupboard--For Just.  One.  Damn.  Day?


The next time you hear a woman matter-of-factly speak of managing the unmanageable, soothing the angry beast (two and four legged), suffering yet another heartache so soon after the last one, describe horrors that would scar you forever - CARRY HER GODDAMN GROCERIES TO HER CAR!!  ASK HER IF SHE NEEDS AIR IN ANY OF HER TIRES!!  BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR GODDAMN ANYWHERE AND SLIP IT INTO HER PURSE OR HER POCKET OR JUST HAND IT TO HER AND WALK AWAY!! DO SOMETHING…ANY DAMN THING, BECAUSE:


A strong woman properly appreciates the smallest of gestures and the slightest nods of acknowledgement of her abilities.  A strong woman never turns down sincere, practical, and feasible offers of help.  A strong woman could use the smile, however brief or fleeting.  A strong woman could stand the break, however short, to catch her breath, rethink her plan of attack, to write yet another list of s**t that’s gotta get done. 

 

And maybe, just maybe, weak women will have to show up, stand up and be up for the next fight. Practice makes perfect, right?

 

© 2019 Carol Cashes


Author's Note

Carol Cashes
Venting...gotta a lot of that to do.

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well dahlink! i hope you feel better ;) damsels in need bring the knights out because its what we do ... we dream of coming to the rescue ... winning the day for fair maiden ... the woman you speak of is, in the words of Louise L'Amore's heroes .. "...a woman to swim the river with." ... someone to have a "real" experience with :) i think there is room for both

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

yes ... expressed appreciation, unfortunately, is lost as years roll by :( we have to make the effor.. read more
Carol Cashes

11 Months Ago

Silly goose! Have I ever given anyone the impression I would post a random picture of someone else's.. read more
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) such twinkly little toes :)



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Here! Here! Excellent venting my friend. The thing some people should know is that strong women are often afraid to ask for help and more often have a hard time accepting it. But if you just look into their eyes, you will see the heartfelt reflection of any mercy and compassion given. Mercy is a tree that grows in silence, grows strong, and is watered in tears. Your story is a Miz Carol testament to this. Xo

Posted 11 Months Ago


I write a great deal about strong women. Some stronger than others. I also write about strong men! I much prefer the stronger woman who can take on men of all sizes! Thank you. I enjoyed your story.

Posted 11 Months Ago


It's the little things that are appreciated. A friend calling to say she is bringing over dinner. Someone smiling at you and giving you a compliment can make a whole day. The weak women are never expected to do anything and the strong ones are expected to do it all...and then some. I feel anger and frustration between the lines of this well written story. I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

11 Months Ago

It was a total hissy-fit from being over tired, over worked and by God! overlooked by some folks I r.. read more
Lydia

11 Months Ago

Too often people say, "if there is anything I can do, let me know." We hate to ask for something an.. read more
Its kindness, in my view that is appreciated not sex. Doesn't matter if male or female. Empathy goes a long way. Having said that I'm often not proud of my sex for being unempathic morons.
Help for someone does cheer the world. It should cheer both the giver and reciever. Doesn't always work that neatly , does it?
Good points raised, well written and a superb understanding of human nature. As for knights in shining armour. Never met one. Met some incredible human beings however. Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

11 Months Ago

Mr. Simm! So nice of you to drop by. I've missed the Cafe so much!

This was pure ir.. read more
well dahlink! i hope you feel better ;) damsels in need bring the knights out because its what we do ... we dream of coming to the rescue ... winning the day for fair maiden ... the woman you speak of is, in the words of Louise L'Amore's heroes .. "...a woman to swim the river with." ... someone to have a "real" experience with :) i think there is room for both

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

yes ... expressed appreciation, unfortunately, is lost as years roll by :( we have to make the effor.. read more
Carol Cashes

11 Months Ago

Silly goose! Have I ever given anyone the impression I would post a random picture of someone else's.. read more
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) such twinkly little toes :)

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Carol Cashes
Carol Cashes

Biloxi, MS



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I'm very cynical, jaded, just this side of bitter and the only reason I haven't crossed that line is a good man loves me. I am extremely empathetic, but seldom sympathetic. I can be a ferociously lo.. more..

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