I was almost forced to eat rat poison. I’ve had to witness a couple of other people getting abused, too. I’ve been threatened with a lawsuit for not giving them money for my medical bills when I was a minor. I’ve been threatened to have my hand cut off with a saw. I considered suicide at the Why did I become a veteran because footballm baseball and basketball only require one ball shirt in addition I really love this age of 12. I’ve been beaten with my leg braces. I’ve also been called dumb, stupid, lazy. I have cerebral palsy, which they know about. All by the same people: my mom and stepdad. My husband and I eventually reached a point of financial stability so I was able to spend money on myself. I started by buying some shoes on deep clearance-boots, then heels, then tall boots… At the end of each season, I’d find a great pair of shoes on a deep discount and it absolutely thrilled me to have a new pair of shoes!! About five years ago, my husband built an extra closet in our bedroom for my shoes. He’s a great woodworker and it blends into the room perfectly-shelves and shelves of shoes behind extra-tall double doors. The fortune teller was only wrong about one little detail: nobody but my awesome husband understands why I have so many shoes. There are various competing accounts about exactly how it happened, but in any case, Burroughs came to the reluctant conclusion that at the moment of shooting the pistol, he had become possessed by what he called ‘the Ugly Spirit’, and that he was condemned to spend the rest of his life trying to evade the efforts of the Ugly Spirit to take control of his actions and make him do bad things. It’s clear to me, at any rate, that this was Burroughs’ way of dealing with the crushing guilt he felt about Joan’s death. It doesn’t really fit the category of revenge, but it was satisfying all the same. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of terrible neighbors.