Women have an uncanny intuition about a number of things (not only women, but I am one and many of my readers are female, so hush men). Sometimes we call it "just a feeling" sometimes it's "the gut feeling." You know what I'm talking about...that nagging voice in your head and stomach that tells you exactly what's going to happen...normally when it's bad. Don't walk down that darkened alley. Don't pick up the phone and call...you'll regret it! Don't eat Aunt Leda's tuna melt!!!
How many of us would pay good money to get rid of the women's intuition at some point?? When it's screaming to run like hell from the red flags in the relationship or back out of a trip we've already bought the plane tickets for (happened to my cousin). How many times has it saved our ass or at least helped us avoid an embarrassing situation or kept us out of a blush-inducing mistake? There's a whole book written about the upside of fear and "the feeling"...the title escapes me, but I read it for an independent study my senior year of university.
If you think about it, we're really our own cheap psychic. We don't need Magic Eight-Balls or Ouija boards, or even shrinks. Most of the time we already know the answers, but we're too chicken-shit to listen. I am, anyway. Disagree if you will. Given the uncomfortable situation at work on Monday some things happened at work today that I knew were coming (I'm just glad it didn't revolve around ME like I thought it might). I didn't have to spend all day wondering and pondering and torturing myself over something that I won't mention here (because it's too personal and NO I'm not telling) because I already knew the answer deep down.
Shouldn't knowing 75% of the answers set us free?? Free from worry and waffling? Yeah, but does it?? Maybe I'm just anal and too flip-floppy and that's why I say, no, we're no more free because of gut feelings and intuition. We just spend more time hoping we're wrong and clinging to the improbable.
What say you about gut feelings? Are they accurate or are they self-fulfilling prophecies? Do we get what we expect and all that jazz? When has your gut cut in and made a difference?