Further comments regarding my recounting of the green skirt in the liquor store episode, it occurred to me when I wrote that piece that it would probably seem to the reader, I had this conversation with the soldier to make him jealous. I realized some would run with this (mis)information but let it go as always. I realized early on if I tried to cover the bases (i.e. my ass), my writing would be boring and you know my family motto, right? “It is a sin to bore people.”
I was specifically taught this so when I left the blog as-is. After all, it’s only my reputation which has always been good among the good and bad among the bad my whole life long so as you can see my ass is covered.
So anyway, I did not recount that story to the soldier to make him jealous. I was reporting on the perimeter or what I’d found in the field. It was the neighborhood liquor store I was talking about and if some guy in there is going to start building a relationship with me, the soldier is going to want to know about it so he can monitor the threat. What he does not want is for me to come home in 2 months and tell him how this guy has been doing; this and this and this… and now we have a problem.
He acts in exactly the same way although this has never been discussed. It seems to be instinctual, it is a means to protect the sanctity of our relationship which smacks of Scorpio and the 8th house. If Scorpio loves you they will watch your back as well as their own and the way this unfolds is predictable.
When someone says or does something that even seems an attempt to undermine or to breech our bond we take stock of it. If it was a hit and run… well okay.
But if the person thinks they are going hang around and mess with us – well look out because a truck is coming – SPLAT! And it’s comical when you consider our (Italian) roots. What does the mafia do if you mess with their family? Think you get away with that?
I hope no one thinks I am advocating this kind of behavior because I am not. I am just reporting the way it is and I have no idea how it may or may not or should or should not be judged. I do know this:
It is not boring and therefore I’m a saint. ::smiles::
How do you deal with a person who threatens your family?