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Prompted By Good Riddance

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A quick list. Good riddance to a number of things, some of which passed through my life but briefly, others that lasted a long time.

P.E. class.

Prayer meetings.

Striving to be a Virtuous Woman (a la Proverbs 31).

Carbor paper, and typing up multiple copies of office memos for distribution and filing.

Bow tie blouses and power suits as requirements for being taken seriously in a career.

Worrying about whether others take me seriously.

Birth control.


Hiring babysitters.

Tampons, and the biological imperative that necessitated them.


Good riddance!

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  1. John Zussman says:

    And yet, what a Virtuous Woman you are!

  2. Suzy says:

    Never had prayer meetings or the Virtuous Woman thing, but I totally agree with the rest of your list. Very happy to be done with all of that!

  3. Oh yeah, I forgot about bow tie blouses. Yeech.

  4. rosie says:

    Enjoyed the joyousness of your story. Short and to the point as well.

  5. Patricia says:

    Also, big hair and shoulder pads. Anyone remember that Nordstrom had a separate department of bow-tied power suits? Shudder.

  6. John Shutkin says:

    I can truly sympathize, if not empathize, with this list based on the women in my life. That said, we poor guys had to suffer through fat ties and then skinny ties. Or was it the other way around? Oh, the humanity!

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