Absquatulate – – – This refers to yourself or someone else leaving suddenly. It can also mean that someone has absconded with something, as well. It is more a form of slang.

Let’s make like an ape and absquatulate.

I read somewhere that it was likely a made up word. As most words are.  I do like the quote above.. also I do .. do (am a solid representaive of) .. the quote above.  I have frequently been accused of absquatulating.  Making like an ape and absquatulating.. making like a tree.. and leafing.

“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”  ― John Green

There’s really nothing wrong with that. Even though some now call it ghosting.  Makes it sound so bad.  Everyone does it.  EVERYone does it.  Maybe it’s bad because it happens so quickly.  Even if it’s been happening for a very long time, when it finally does happen, it feels so sudden.

She  absquatulated.  Saying ‘Goodbye’ was too hard for her! – Aaliya Ahmed

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me  The answer is easy if you take it logically  I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free  There must be fifty ways to leave…   ~ Simon & Garfunkel

It’s not the goodbye so much but the loss of familiar things.  Friendships, family, jobs.  So many sudden endings.  So much harder because there is not time enough to really say goodbye, to receive or give an explanation for the suddenness.  I never cry during the good-bye.  Sometimes it takes me minutes, days, weeks, months, and sometimes even years to come to grips with how I feel about the absquatulation.

I have friends who have called it an “Irish goodbye”.  Just gone.  Sometimes it is about leaving.  Sometimes it is about going.  Even if it’s suddenly.  For the most part, I always come back.  For the most part, I am never very far away.  For the most part, I never wonder where you are.  I just hope you are ok.

Some trails are happy ones,  Others are blue.   It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,  Here’s a happy one for you.  Happy trails to you,  Until we meet again.  Happy trails to you,  Keep smiling until then. Who cares about the clouds when we’re together? Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather. Happy trails to you, Until we meet again.    ~Songwriter: Dale Evans

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