I woke up this morning, and in my head I was arguing with a former therapist. Not my therapist. One my friend had gone to see twenty years ago.
I still remember the stupid thing he said,
“Some people use humour to deflect their true feelings.”
Given what I do for a living, I took exception to this blanket statement and felt she should stop seeing him right away.
To my way of thinking, therapists all say this, because they are scared of laughing. Have you ever seen one of them smile?
Therapists deflect their lives away by asking questions like,” How does that make you feel?”
I feel like making a joke is not an acceptable answer.
They want you to ooze self pity with a side dish of weeping so they’ll feel like they’re getting through to you.
I’m not opposed to sobbing. My kidney’s are very close to my eyeballs, but after it’s over and done with I find a good belly laugh raises the Seratonin levels enough that I can walk by an oven without wanting to stick my head in it.
I am holding a grudge against someone I never actually hired. I never actually met him.
In fact I don’t know if it was a him. Maybe it was a her.
But there I was this morning, barely conscious, giving him/her a piece of my mind.”
To be honest, some mornings there is a whole cast of characters banging around upstairs. A few corrupt banking officials, a guy I dated in my 20′s who still hasn’t given me back the 100 bucks he owes me (You know-good old whatshisname?) and most of the United States Senate. These are just a few of the folks taking up space in my overcrowded memory bank.
These folks don’t pay rent. Or taxes but they are walking around thinking they own the joint. And maybe they do, since some of them have been there so long I’m sure they have squatters rights.
I decided that I have to let them go this year. I gave them eviction notices. As of today I served them their sixty day notices.
(In order to legally evict them I told them I was having relatives move in-its the only way you can evict people in the winter)
And yes I am lying to phantom folks, who I’ve never me but I am looking for peace of mind, damn it. Don’t judge me.
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