Sunday, October 23, 2011
Mentally Ill People
Today, I was reminded just how MANY MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE THERE ARE OUT THERE.
From severe hard-to-treat depression, to bi-polar to you just name it!
I was out in my front yard talking to Chuckie when out of the corner of my eye, I saw a guy lurching down the sidewalk, towards me. Chuckie ignored him, probably just assuming he was wacked and would go the other way, but he looked familiar. He's this normally very nice guy who either works or goes to school at the school next door to me.
He kind of looks a lot like the Invisible Man/Count Crackula. So he's normal-looking, handsome even, but he had this wild look in his eye (which I.M. used to get now that I recall), and like I said, he was sort of lurching, not walking towards me. Sort of Dawn of the Living Dead. As he grew near, he asked me if I'd do him a favor and call his wife. As he grew even closer, I could tell by his eyes and lack of alcohol breath, that he wasn't drunk.
I called her after he gave me her number and she said she'd "Be right there," then he said thank you and lurched back to school.
I felt so sorry for him. No doubt, she was bringing his meds. I spied like a nosy Alice Kravitz out my window and saw her pull up, park get out, meet him then embrace him as they talked.
And I felt even more pity for poor Invisible Man/Count Crackula/H.D. Esp, The Invisible Man.
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many ill people.
But I also felt grateful that I got out in time from I.M.; otherwise, my name would be Co-Dependant Woman. I'm still angry at him: for being selfish and all the selfish kisses that weren't necessary (since he knew he'd be leaving sooner or later), for not coming clean in the beginning about the severity of his illness, for standing me up, for lying (I promise I will NOT shut you or my parents out"), and the worst part, for being cowardly and not talking to me in the end, after he promised he'd NEVER do that to me.
Still, I'm more sorry for him now, having seen this guy, who's probably worse off than I. Man.
So many damaged people. So many. Sigh