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Today, as I held tight to my purse and the can of pepper spray in my purse, I pretended to be on the phone with someone as I walked through the subway station at 1AM. Suddenly a man who I had been avoiding eye contact with said, "Miss, miss you dropped your wallet." I turned around and he tossed me my wallet. He said, “You just dropped this a minute ago when you reached into your purse for your phone.” MMT

#17496 (0) - Apr 5, 2013 by tinaaioliF - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (564) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my dad left this world and my newborn son entered this world at nearly the exact same time in the exact same hospital. MMT

#17491 (0) - Apr 3, 2013 by newdad - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (574) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, while I was driving my grandmother back from her doctor's appointment, I complained about all the traffic we were hitting. My grandmother smiled and said, "Dear, you complain about the little bit of traffic we are sitting in now, but on the way to the appointment at 4:30PM, you didn’t celebrate the fact that we hit every green light, which we did, and almost no traffic at all." MMT

#17485 (1) - Mar 31, 2013 by kevink - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I'm a swimsuit fashion model for a several major department stores. My photos are used in online promotions and paper ads in Sunday newspapers. But after the digital artists are done air brushing my photos, my friends and family don't even recognize my photos sometimes, and neither do I. MMT

#17473 (0) - Mar 25, 2013 by paitedmodel - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (539) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today, my dad sells pot legally to medical dispensaries to make ends meet after California budget cuts reduced his teacher’s salary by 25% last year. MMT

#17471 (0) - Mar 24, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (359) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, when my 5-year-old daughter asked me why a homeless man sitting near us looked the way he did, I explained to her what being homeless actually meant – no shelter, family, money to buy food, etc. My daughter began crying, and through her tears she said, “Well please give him food daddy, I don’t want him to starve to death.” MMT

#17464 (2) - Mar 20, 2013 by Sammybear - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (735) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, 20 years after my brother’s death in high school, the boy who received his heart in an emergency transplant is now my sister’s husband of 15 years. They met because of the donor arrangement. MMT

#17461 (1) - Mar 19, 2013 by tennisgrl - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (781) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, the guy who used to bully me in high school is my next-door neighbor and one of my closest friends. On the flipside, my best friend from high school had an affair with my ex-wife 10 years ago, he was remorselessly unapologetic, and we haven’t spoken since. MMT

#17459 (1) - Mar 18, 2013 by Vmich - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (597) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I am missing small pieces of both of my ears. My right one is scarred at the top and my left one is scarred near the bottom. I got these scars when I was at war in Iraq 4 years ago. As bullets flew in every imaginable direction, and fellow soldiers were falling down around me, I escaped with two little scars from bullets grazing both my ears. MMT

#17456 (0) - Mar 16, 2013 by LtD - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (580) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my high school bully is my secretary. I hired her last week after she begged me for a job for nearly 6 months straight, after spending one full year on unemployment. MMT

#17454 (0) - Mar 15, 2013 by Karens - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (458) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I'm sitting in my office chair I now realize that the person I once was isn't half of the person I am now. Looking through his FB pictures I have realized my ex is happy with another woman, while I'm here waiting for my boyfriend to come home, not knowing if things will work or if it's best for me to get up and move on. I love him more than he knows and more than he shows. I just don't want to lose him like I lost the love of my life long ago. MMT

#17451 (0) - Mar 14, 2013 by whattodo? - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (210) - No, that made me sleepy. (123)

Today I told my boyfriend I might be pregnant. I am 18 years old and still mentally recovering from my first abortion a month ago. I am in this position because even though I told him he had to, he didn't wear a condom. This time, I will not kill hurt baby. This time, I will not be pressured into making a decision I don't want to make. MMT

#17450 (11) - Mar 14, 2013 by runawaythoughts - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (208)

Today, I have been going to counseling a couple months now. Today was the first day that I finally believed I deserve better than you ever treated me. What matters is how I feel and live my life and I can't keep letting you make me feel guilty about letting you go. MMT

#17442 (0) - Mar 11, 2013 by Moo - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (244) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my motel room in the Congo was burglarized while I was out on mission duty. What stood out to me the most though… other than a few miscellaneous items, the only thing they stole was about $70 dollars worth of groceries I had purchased last night. MMT

#17440 (0) - Mar 10, 2013 by GST - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, after raising her three younger siblings for the last year all by herself, while her single mom abused drugs and alcohol, my niece told me she forgets what it’s like to be a kid. She’s 16 years old. And as of this evening, I am the legal guardian of my sister’s four children. MMT

Today, my 8-year-old brother came into the living room crying as my parents and I screamed at each other again, and said, "I wish you all loved each other as much as I love you." MMT

#17428 (0) - Mar 4, 2013 by Cheesecake - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (699) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, as I sit here in the homeless shelter, slowly pulling my life together (I start a job working at a grocery store tomorrow), my greatest fear is that my unborn child will be raised in an unfit environment. But two weeks ago when I stared down at the adoption paperwork, I couldn’t let go and bring myself to sign it. MMT

#17424 (2) - Mar 2, 2013 by Jona - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (358) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, as I sat there staring at the loaded handgun in my hand, my 8-year-old son called me three times in a row from his father’s house. I picked up the phone on his third call and he said, “Mommy, I’m super excited to see you tomorrow!” MMT

#17421 (3) - Feb 28, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (942) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I work for a charity in greater San Diego near the border. I was finalizing the books for last year’s taxes when I realized that the largest sum of cash donations we received came from two men who have been in the local news recently as being suspected leaders in a drug trafficking operation. MMT

#17418 (0) - Feb 27, 2013 by clife - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (594) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, when I told him, “There’s so much uncertainty going forward. I don’t know what to do.” He looked at me and said, “I don’t have an answer for you, just a question. In your mind, when did the future suddenly switch from being a promise to being a threat?” MMT

#17410 (2) - Feb 23, 2013 by eds - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

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