Are you like me? Do you hate the guy at work who is always talking about his problems?
- Wife left him.
- Tax bills are high.
- Cubicle is too noisy.
- Family doesn’t appreciate him.
Well that’s me — only I’m a one-note Johnny who is upset about her grandmother’s illness.
- I had a call from a recruiter, today, but I couldn’t possibly entertain the notion of going back to work because I’m too upset about Gramma.
- I went to the car dealer and had to tell them about my grandmother.
- The Starbucks drive-thru? Oh yeah, we discussed Gramz.
It’s an understatement to say that I am VERBAL and I like to process my emotions VERBALLY. I want to talk about my feelings, and when I’m done, I want to talk about it a little more. I like to talk, but I’m beginning to talk myself into a state of craziness. Gramma is stable, the future is a little uncertain, and I leave for Chicago in the morning. Everything else is beyond my control.
Maybe I need a new and more compelling story. Is it time to take more cat pictures?!