The “Society” is not just for doormats.

Sunday I had brunch with a friend from college. We hadn’t seen each other in years and I was thrilled when Terry contacted me through  “The Society”. We sat in the back of a crowded diner and caught up while munching buttered bagels and sipping mimosas. After an hour of reminiscing Terry popped the question.

“I want to be a member of ‘The Society'” She said in earnest. “But, what list would I be on?”

Usually this was an easy request to comply with but Terry was not a doormat. Nor was she empowered. Where did she fit in? I pondered her question while the waitress freshened our drinks. “I honestly don’t know”. I took a long sip and considered the dilemma. What list would best suit her? In truth, there wasn’t one.

“Rose, I truly want to be a member.” Her blue eyes sparkled with anticipation.

I couldn’t turn her away. How would she feel being denied membership to  “The Society for Recovering Doormats” simply because there wasn’t a suitable list for her to reside on?

“So Rose, Whadda ya think? Is there a place for me?” She persisted.

While finishing my drink the dilemma of what list to place Terry and like minded peeps upon was solved. “Terry, you are a doormat sympathizer!” I smiled knowing the title suited her perfectly.

Terry beamed. “Doormat sympathizer” she repeated. “I like it!”

In the instant between the bagels and mimosas a new list emerged. A list suitable for the non doormats but those not-yet-empowered:  Doormat Sympathizer. Peeps that understand the journey of the doormat, but aren’t one.  A new demographic included within the “Society”.

Many thanks to Terry for the inspiration.

Wishing all a wonderful day.
Standing up and speaking out. Rose

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  1. VagariesandVicissitudes February 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM - Reply

    Doormat Sympathizers – great solution.

  2. fayamatt February 15, 2013 at 4:44 AM - Reply

    The Society, are we talking about one created by NS?

    • ivytobin February 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM - Reply

      Hi, ‘The Society’ is short for ‘The Society for Recovering Doormats.’ What is NS?

      • fayamatt February 16, 2013 at 1:56 AM - Reply

        That’s a funny one I must have look further. Have fun

  3. ivytobin February 16, 2013 at 6:40 PM - Reply

    Fayamatt, thanks so much for visiting and come back soon. Rose

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