Friday, April 6, 2018

F is for Forceps

I don’t think men know enough about forceps. But it’s about time they did. So I’m going to explain what the fear is like when a midwife holds up the forceps and says “I’m afraid I’m going to have to use the forceps.”

It’s like a irate women holding up a pair of nutcrackers in front of her partner and saying:

“I’ve always had a penchant for nuts. And your’s look ripe for cracking.”

Oh there’s another F I liked to talk about and that’s “Freedom”.

For the last 6 weeks or so I have been working in the most hellish job I have ever had with a level of toxicity and venom I have never encountered before in all my working life. Today, I made the decision to leave. It was a shame as it was a job I really needed and I will have to work even harder to get to where I want to be now when I thought I was finally on track. But I am old and wise enough to know that some battles aren’t worth fighting. And tonight when I left knowing my time there is limited I felt freedom in my veins.

And it felt good. I will sleep easy tonight.


  1. Ouch, I winced at the forceps! Enjoy your new found freedom :-)

  2. Yay for you! Over the course of several job changes, I kept myself perfectly level, never advancing my career. I did it for the same reason you say. A better job, without "better" money, is often worth the freedom from the old job.

  3. Forceps while not pleasant can be quite helpful Good luck with your job transition. It sounds like you made the right decision. Weekends In Maine

  4. Good for you to walk out of a job that was dragging you down. You'll find another one where you will be valued!

  5. I hope you find another, better job, quickly. As for forceps, I've had the pain. My advice to anyone given the choice between pushing or forceps is PUSH! LOL


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