Ugh…. You Know

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Don’t you? I would think you do know that anything I do, I do wholeheartedly and with purpose. It may take me some time to come to that reasoning but once I do…

I am purpose driven and I will tell you right up front, with a heavy sigh, I failed my mission.

Last Saturday I sat out to find my co-habitation ghost a mate. I did my homework, compiled my questionnaire for prospective soul mates and set out for estate sales. But, “how do I find these mates to question?”

Not to be deterred by this small dilemma I sat out anyway. First sale and I sat for a moment to gather my nerve before I entered.  To my surprise it was not crowded. My confidence began to come back as I browsed all the prospective ghost harboring items.

”Welcome, are you looking for a particular item?” a soft, southern voice spoke from behind. Turning and without thinking I blurted out, “Why yes, I’m looking for a haunted article, my ghost needs a friend.” She responded with an “OMG, we have a real one here” look and proceeded to send, all the other, weirdo's at the sale in my direction. Let’s move on to the next sale.

Taking note of the fact I’m on a mission from the dark side I decided to try the stealth approach. I arrived at the next house and again was asked if I needed help, I held my tongue. Instead I replied with, “Wow, what an old house, this place could be haunted?!”

I was expecting a chuckle but instead I got, “Oh no, mother was religious. She always carried her bible.” “Dad on the other hand would never go in the basement because of noises.” Did he just wink at me? I tried my best to hide my disappointment, I know when I am the morning joke, wandered a bit and then left.

Back home I decided to keep this failure to myself. I have yet to break the news to my friend. Because not only could I not find them a soul mate, I fear someone got my license plate number and my ghost may soon be living alone.

I have to re-think this ghost-match website idea.



Vicki Rocho said, 

I can't believe you're willingly looking to 'adopt' a ghost! I'd tell you to host a seance and maybe someone will stick around but you might not like what decides to move in...

November 9, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Break out the Ouija board! Talk to them lonely spirits! In no time at all, you'll have a house full of them-- and may even find a love match! Well, for the spirits...
(Don't watch the movie The Entity, though! REALLY FREAKY!!)

November 9, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Maybe you need to do a search in your area for haunted buildings and just go ask one of the ghosts to come home to your ghost?

November 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

Too cute! I say crack out the ouija board and call a ghost home!

November 9, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Oh, Jules, you are just too funny.

November 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Susan Flett Swiderski said, 

You could always try the package goods store. Should be able to find some friendly spirits there ...

November 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Poor lonely ghost! You are too funny!!

November 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Journaling Woman said, 

Haaa Haaa! Where can you find a ghost? At their favorite haunt.

Is that lame? It seems a little spoooky to me.

Ok I'll quit.

November 9, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Hope you find your ghost a soul mate!

November 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Paula said, 

Hooohooo, guess my English is to linited to get this. Seems I miss out!

November 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

It's hard enough to find human love. Ghostly love is whole 'nother level of complicated. Good luck on your quest. :)

November 10, 2011 at 7:39 AM  
Tammy said, 

Hang in there. Matchmaking is tough business. And then you have that whole extra "Omg, his chains were so rusted!" thing. Just takes you to a whole nother level.

November 10, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Margo Kelly said, 

sounds like the makings of a GREAT story!! :)

November 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Li said, 

Sure, you find your ghost a mate, then they'll want a ghost dog too. Not to mention the arguments you'll have to put up with - "poltergeist" translates as "paranormal squabble" you know. (Why do you think objects are always being thrown around, doors slammed, etc.)

November 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Jayne said, 

Jules- The Ouija board us useful, but I say rent a billboard on a well worn (and old) road. You'll have plenty a ghost-mate come calling. ;)

Good luck--I feel for you!

November 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
L'Aussie said, 

Hi Jules! You must have scared that lady witless! Any luck?


November 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

If you do go with the matchmaker site you could call it Ectoplasmic Partners? I think this whole idea is gonna come back to haunt you.

A Faraway View

November 10, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

hmmmm....what to do what to do. what about asking advice from the paranormal folks? or, hold a seance and try to conjure up a spirit. whatever you do, don't give up... this feels like a book to me.

November 10, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

LOL Be very careful what you ask for, my friend. You just may get it :-]

November 11, 2011 at 7:14 AM  
Julie said, 

So funny. I loved imagining the look on the woman's face when you said you were looking for a friend for your ghost. LOL.

I'm sorry you came up empty though. Poor ghostie. And also poor you as I'm afraid he will be stealing more of your food now. :)

November 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Glynis said, 

I love this idea! Hope you manage to find one soon.

November 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
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