Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Caught Up!

I have been involved in some scintillating conversations and debates of late...
One of the ongoing themes has been, "People get caught up"...
The proponents of the caught up defense is this...
When someone does something they know is inherently wrong...
They just are 'caught up'...
Well. these folks have been catching heck from me...
Because I struggle with the 'caught up' concept...
I have a tendency to believe that most, right thinking folks, who know better...
Can sometimes, if they choose to, not get 'caught up'...
Seems to me that right before you sign a tax return, you know is wrong....
Pop the trunk...
Or before you take off that last shred of clothing in a clandestine situation....
You see where I am going...
Now I am not saying that we don't all do things we aren't supposed to...
Let me tell you, there have been times when this sister has walked into a situation,
Eyes wide open, knowing I had zero business doing it...
And I own that...
My thing is I struggle with the 'caught up' defense...
Because that seems to be mostly what it it...
A defense after the fact...
It seems we can do any ole thang...
So long as later on we can look someone dead in the eye and say...
'Come on. you got to forgive me, I just got 'caught up'...
I 'on know about all that...
Cause at a minimum,
Seems to me once someone recovers from being 'caught up'...
Flashing lights, sirens or somethin'...
Must go off, before one gets 'caught up' in the same old situation...
Again...
But as I said earlier, I 'on know...

Blessings,
angelia

http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/

5 comments:

GENESIS said...

Getting caught up is for punks who don't expect to get 'caught' (scuse my french)

It's a lame excuse for somebody doing something stupid. When I hear someone say they just got 'caught up' I cringe and then pounce on 'em like a lioness...don't insult my intelligence...lol

Angelia... said...

G-Nice,
Now that is what's up! I am so tired of living in a culture where we can do any doggone thang and excuse it to the being caught up syndrome....PLEASE!!!

SMOOCHES,
mama deep

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Okay! Getting "caught up" is not a defense, it's a so-called excuse... And we all know about excuses... LOL.

Gwyneth

Yasmin said...

Caught Up huh...I just learned a new term today...my phrase is generally...Do It and Ask for Forgiveness Later...but hmmm what I'm doing isn't illegal and it's generally about business. Althought now I think I'm going to use "Caught Up"...hehe.
xoxo

Angelia... said...

Yes Lady Gwyneth,
we do...

Yas,
I am a phraseologist, giggling,,,love using new phrases and making them up, though I'm sure some of my youngsters came up with this one...I have gotten in trouble so many times from editors and proofreaders because of the way I use language...

blessings,
angelia