I Tell Stories About People That I Encounter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    The Dancer

    this was many many years ago ..when i was nursing school ...rotation was the order of the day ....we rotated into a nursing home ..and i at that time i didn't know much about anything ...well we were to shadow other RN's there were only a handful of us ....but the things i saw...
    goodseemore goodseemore
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

    Leaning Man

    My husband and I just recently moved to a new neighborhood. We had both lived in midtown for the past decade. It doesn't really matter what city, midtown says enough, it seems. The big old turn of the century houses with the porches that went on for days. We moved into a...
    unobserver unobserver
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2011

    I Used To Have A Father

    i was touched by  dixie from dixieland really deep i thought i could share that story of my dad, a dad who teached me whats life after his death,i always felt like i had a weak dad..so kind that he defend those who hurt him.."never judge my son" he used to say...and i did,i...
    munshy munshy
    22-25, M
    Oct 29, 2010


    Mum came over to England when she was eight. My Grand-dad was already here, he'd come over a year early to set up house and establish himself in his job. My Gran eventually followed, with my Mum and Aunt, on a three week boat trip from Cyprus.They lived in  Greek community, a...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

    The Fat Guy

    I spent four days in a training class on a very dry, boring subject. The instructor was a man in his 40's, who weighed about 400 pounds. He is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met. On the first day, he broke the ice by referring to himself as "the fat guy" in...
    Fallflower Fallflower
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Nov 24, 2010

    I Told Him Not To Make Me Cry

    He came in from lunch, tears in his eyes, very angry. His little face all scrunched up. They all know to get the most out of me, they need to calm down before they tell me what's wrong. So he held my hand, tightly, never once letting go despite running the gauntlet of trying to...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Mar 15, 2011


    I guess she's on my mind. The tiny little 8yr old who always asks in case she offends or does the wrong thing. She's so bright and funny and an awesome dancer. If there's ever a chance for her to dance, she'll be the first one to show us what she's got. Unfortunately, this...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2010


    Kai is my favourite pupil. I know I'm not meant to have favourites, but he's mine. Kai's a little special. Lives in his own little world. I love watching him do his work and interacting with the rest of the class. There's nothing nasty or mean about Kai. He's everyone's friend...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    Bus Stop

    There was a man at the bus stop.Why was I there?Why didn't I take the trainto the capitalor maybe a plane?There was that man in ragsand he was raging.I sat near a windowof the crammed minibusand saw him, and sawthat he saw me,a rich westerner.I had money somewherehidden in the...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2011

    We All Have Tales To Tell

    That old man, face weather-beaten, living in a cardboard box, fingerless gloves dressed in rags shivering in the cold brisk air has a story to tell. So does the girl who has tons of make-up piled on smeared by tears at the Greyhound bus station who can't be more than fifteen in...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt
    Aug 13, 2011

    Kai Pt.2

    Kai made me cry today. Of all the kids in my class, he's the only one that I could never ask about his mum. It was only until a month or so ago I actually found out part of the story.Before Kai came along, his mum was a drug addict. When he was 3 her addiction was so severe, she...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Mar 4, 2011

    A Man With A White Cane

    I came across this man a few weeks ago. I was on my way to work, when I saw him on the street. He was blind. And obviously lost, trying to find the way, using his white cane. I stopped and asked if he needed any help. He didn’t reply. I thought that perhaps he didn’t hear me...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2011

    If You've Never Left Walmart Feeling Blessed...pay Attention

    This is a little something I shared on another site a few months ago :) I strolled past the craft department and noticed a man standing in front of the silk flowers. In my mind, I already knew what he was doing. In an instant, I thought, he must be taking flowers to his mother...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 20, 2011

    A Lady at the gym...with update in comments.... It wasn't pretty..... :(

    I don't have an awful lot of pet peeves for parents but this is definitely one of my all time top 10.....Mom's should NEVER...EVER...EVERRR compete woth their teenage daughters. Not if they ever want to have a relationship with em.  I am leaning this up close and in person with...
    sierra33 sierra33
    31-35, F
    23 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    The Light Of His Soul Shines Through His Eyes

    A lot of this is through memory, and as much as I can remember bits and pieces, it's not in the fullest detail as it was told. Whatever, or whoever writes about him, won't ever do the story justice.If you scratch the surface of any person, there's always a tinge of sadness about...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    29 Responses Jan 12, 2011
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