Every friend I have in real life knows my phone number. I even keep it listed on here for people that may just need a life line or a friend to call. There are people here that I will not name that I have reached out to them in times of trouble in their lives. Some people I have never met in real life, yet I have said to call me if you need anything and I honestly mean those words.
I have told people to call me any time day or night and they do. A CO friend of mine that I love like a father called me two weeks ago at 3:00am. Drunk as a skunk and just needed to talk. I got up made a cup of coffee and I talked to Ronald for 2 hours. Two nights later he called at 3:30am drunk as hell and had forgotten that he had called and talked to me two nights before. However, I got out of bed fixed a cup of coffee and I talk to him for 2 hours until Linda his wife kind of broke up the conversation.
My point is this, in my late 20's I had a friend who called me one night at about 1am in the morning and I made the comment to him "I hope this isn't your last quarter, or your only phone call, because you just blew the shit out of both of them."
It ended up that it was his last phone call. He had call me, his "FRIEND," because he was hurting inside. He couldn't handle anymore pain from a broken relationship and he called his "friend" who hung up on him. His last act was to put a gun in his mouth and he pulled the trigger to end his pain.
This is why when you call my phone, I don't give a fuck if it is 10 times a night 7 days a week, I will answer my phone. I will fix a cup of coffee and I will listen or talk to you until I feel you are okay.
What a sad thought it is as I grow older that the people that I love and have been here for in their lives cannot even take 5 mins to return a phone call. What a sad thought it is that to everyone I know on my list of friends, aside from a few I know who have fought side by side with me under the color of Blue, turn their friendships off at bedtime and couldn't give a rats ass to return a phone call the first opportunity they get.
Ending this I am saying this to MY Friends and to the people that read this: There are people in this world that will help you. They will go out of their way to make sure you are safe, and that will spent any amount of time you need talking to you. All you have to do is look. We are out here.
I don't care who you are, where you are, or what your problem is, before you do anything that will not only hurt you but the countless others that you know of in your life and those you are unaware of that actually care about you, pick up the phone and feel free to call me anytime day or night. I will answer my phone and I will talk with you. As humans we owe each other the common decency to reach out and help others in need my number is listed below and I will listen.
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