A few months ago I was in Houston for about a week at a work conference. I went out a few days early to go on a tour of Galveston Island with other meeting planners and so in consequence ended up making a few friends. When I say that I made a few friends I typically don't mean that my friends are even close to my own age. There is usually a huge age gap with people in my industry - you are either straight out of college, have grandkids, or are a gay man. Ok maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but not by much. Anyway - a lot of the friends that I make on work trips are much older than me. For those who know me well, this is no huge shock.
I became friends with 3 ladies in particular who were all grandmothers and from various parts of the country. They loved me. They told me constantly things along the lines of: "If my son weren't married, I'd set you up with him!" Old ladies are always entertaining and I frequently get invited to do things with them. So I spent 5 days with these ladies and the last night they invited me to dinner. I overheard two of them talking before we went to the restaurant that the other one had read their palms earlier that day. I was surprised to say the least. I mean - I don't know any other women with 5 grandkids who lives in Palm Beach with her third husband who reads palms. Maybe I am just ignorant.
Over dinner one of them brought up the palm reading and curiosity got the best of me. I asked my friend if she would read my palms. She got very serious and grabbed my hands.
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1. Don't do that ever again.
2. I used a ouija board with my friends when I was in elementary school and it told me I'd marry Bill.
My dad's name is Bill. Also, needless to say, my best friend in the 6th grade did not marry her crush, Hunter, as we were told by the ouija board. Obviously I am thereby curiously skeptical about their powers. I also think that psychics in general are creepy and I have no interest in giving anyone my money to tell me something that may or may not be true. When someone that you have come to mildly trust over a 5 day period is looking at your palms though, it is harder to be skeptical. Also, I was not paying her for her services.
Back to having my palms read:
I don't remember a lot of what she said to me, but a few things stick out in my mind. She told me that my life line was the longest she had ever seen. My mom's great grandmother lived to be 104. My dad's mom is going to be 98 next month and unless her gangbuster neighbors take her out in the next 2 years, she's going to make it to 100 quite easily. I just might live forever with those genes. Then she started looking very closely at some lines on my palm and held them over the candlelight to get a better view and got very excited. She said to me: "I have never seen this before! Wow! What a lucky girl!" I was obviously very curious at this point and then she looked into my eyes and said "You are never going to get married. How fun! You'll never have to be tied down to a man! But you will have one child." Then she dropped my hands and picked up her glass of wine and asked someone a question like she had not just shattered my eternal life plans.
Now you should know that I'm not blogging about this to get sympathy comments and emails. It happened about 6 months ago and I haven't shed any tears or had any sleepless nights. I don't think about it very often because even if it is true, I still like men and how will I ever get pregnant if I give up completely?
What are your thoughts on this? Fess up if you've ever used a ouija board and had something come true. Just be anonymous in case your mom reads this.