Saturday, 24 March 2012

I Do Give a Damn!

While I was in bed last night I got thinking about the final scene from the movie Gone with the Wind when Scarlet O'Hara finally realises she loves her husband, Rhett Butler, but by then Rhett has had enough and is about to walk out on her. She asks him what she's meant to do without him and he says: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"

Scarlett decides she will go home and think of another way to get him as "After all, tomorrow is another day." In the sequel, they do get back together.

As I was going around the supermarket aisle, I heard a woman arguing with her daughter about buying something she couldn't afford. She said, "I don't give a damn!" in a Jamaican accent.

I was so stunned by the remark, I stopped and shared with her about having the same thought last night. She said she'd never heard of the movie. I don't think she was even taking in what I was saying as her mind was on her shopping. I wished her a good day and continued my shopping.

Later, I decided to use an empty checkout to pack my shopping. On the way, I bumped into this woman and she said, "Sorry, dear!" I realised it was the "I don't give a damn!" woman.

On the lift to the car park, guess who was travelling with me? My "I don't give a damn!" friend and her family.

I wondered if she was aware of the synchronicities. Maybe, she was but she didn't give a damn! :-)

Just as well I was aware because I do give a damn about these things!


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