homepage
  roll on christmas  
click here to find out more about ship of fools click here to sign up for the ship of fools newsletter click here to support ship of fools
community the mystery worshipper gadgets for god caption competition foolishness features ship stuff
discussion boards live chat cafe avatars frequently-asked questions the ten commandments gallery private boards register for the boards
 
Ship of Fools


Post new thread  Post a reply
My profile login | Register | Directory | Search | FAQs | Board home
   - Printer-friendly view Next oldest thread   Next newest thread
» Ship of Fools   » Community discussion   » Hell   » Difficult relatives (Page 46)

 - Email this page to a friend or enemy.  
Pages in this thread: 1  2  3  ...  43  44  45  46 
 
Source: (consider it) Thread: Difficult relatives
Lothlorien
Ship's Grandma
# 4927

 - Posted      Profile for Lothlorien   Email Lothlorien   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Penny your house, your rules. Allow time for a perusal and then pout them on recycle. By that time there may be more, if anything like down here. Otherwise, you will be over run with them.

--------------------
Buy a bale. Help our Aussie rural communities and farmers. Another great cause needing support The High Country Patrol.

Posts: 8996 | From: girt by sea | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Tubbs

Miss Congeniality
# 440

 - Posted      Profile for Tubbs   Author's homepage   Email Tubbs   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lothlorien:
Penny your house, your rules. Allow time for a perusal and then pout them on recycle. By that time there may be more, if anything like down here. Otherwise, you will be over run with them.

Unless you're willing for your house to be turned into their house, then you're going to have to set some ground rules. Like free newspapers go into recycling after a few days rather than being left to breed.

Tubbs

--------------------
"It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it up and remove all doubt" - Dennis Thatcher. My blog. Decide for yourself which I am

Posts: 12569 | From: Someplace strange | Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
The Phantom Flan Flinger
Shipmate
# 8891

 - Posted      Profile for The Phantom Flan Flinger   Author's homepage   Email The Phantom Flan Flinger   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Of course, a reasonable time for perusal of some free newspapers can be measured in seconds, not minutes.

--------------------
http://www.faith-hope-and-confusion.com/

Posts: 999 | From: Leicester, England | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
Helen-Eva
Shipmate
# 15025

 - Posted      Profile for Helen-Eva   Email Helen-Eva   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tubbs:
quote:
Originally posted by Lothlorien:
Penny your house, your rules. Allow time for a perusal and then pout them on recycle. By that time there may be more, if anything like down here. Otherwise, you will be over run with them.

Unless you're willing for your house to be turned into their house, then you're going to have to set some ground rules. Like free newspapers go into recycling after a few days rather than being left to breed.

Tubbs

You need to get a rabbit. Then you can use the newspapers to line the cage and no-one can mind because otherwise the rabbit's cage will stink.

--------------------
I thought the radio 3 announcer said "Weber" but it turned out to be Webern. Story of my life.

Posts: 577 | From: London, hopefully in a theatre or concert hall, more likely at work | Registered: Aug 2009  |  IP: Logged
Penny S
Shipmate
# 14768

 - Posted      Profile for Penny S     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
If I see it, and it isn't in a bag or private container, and it isn't today's, it goes in recycling at once.

Things are getting worse, though.

"I don't want other people making decisions for me, I want my own life back." Pause. "I need another cup of tea. I can't use the phone. Do you have cheese for my spaghetti?"

And the row about her gas cooker rather than electricity, which is more dangerous because she once nearly electrocuted herself. Her son sprang her from the hospital on the promise that she would not want the gas back. And now that is another decision she is not allowed to make for herself. And her son is saying he will not have anything to do with anything any more, and leave if she insists.

Posts: 5612 | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged
Penny S
Shipmate
# 14768

 - Posted      Profile for Penny S     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I'm now listening to a perfectly reasonable conversation between her and a friend on my phone. You wouldn't believe the contrast.
Posts: 5612 | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged
Penny S
Shipmate
# 14768

 - Posted      Profile for Penny S     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Last night we had a major row, in which she said that her kitchen was no worse than mine (which does not have layers of soil on the floor), and that she regularly cleaned her bathroom (out of which we moved about eight bags of dreck over the last few days, and which I have now told her was filthy.) She is insisting on going home, which is, as far as I can tell this morning, what is going to happen. I am going to have to apologise to the neighbours.
Will I get my house back to normal? Haven't the faintest idea.
She is a nasty, self-centred old cow, who uses her belief that she has a right to make all the choices in her life, regardless of other people's rights, to ruin other people's lives. Here she has even refused to look at the bedroom I prepared for her, and insisted on occupying my living room again. And insulted my housekeeping by comparing it with her uninhabitable mess.
God help her son.

[ 13. April 2017, 06:53: Message edited by: Penny S ]

Posts: 5612 | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged
Lothlorien
Ship's Grandma
# 4927

 - Posted      Profile for Lothlorien   Email Lothlorien   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Let her go, Penny. I think your friend has been too nice and there comes a time when action has to be taken. Earlier is better and now he finds himself between a rock and a hard place. At the worst, she may require some sort of emergency accommodation after she has moved back. At the best, you get your life back. She is just controlling in places where it is not her place to control.

I do write from downunder and do not know how things work exactly but you have done your bit, she has guilted you into that and is now trying to overpower you in your own home. For you sake and your health she must go.

--------------------
Buy a bale. Help our Aussie rural communities and farmers. Another great cause needing support The High Country Patrol.

Posts: 8996 | From: girt by sea | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Sarasa
Shipmate
# 12271

 - Posted      Profile for Sarasa   Email Sarasa   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
It's tough but as Lothlorien says you've done all you can. Tell social services that you can no longer support her and let them sort it out.

--------------------
Previously Gussie.
Newt fancier turned goldfish

Posts: 1796 | From: London | Registered: Jan 2007  |  IP: Logged
Moo

Ship's tough old bird
# 107

 - Posted      Profile for Moo   Email Moo   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sarasa:
It's tough but as Lothlorien says you've done all you can. Tell social services that you can no longer support her and let them sort it out.

Point out that you have no legal responsibility for her. Everything you have done has been done out of pure kindness, but you have reached the limit of what you can take.

Moo

--------------------
Kerygmania host
---------------------
See you later, alligator.

Posts: 19947 | From: Alleghany Mountains of Virginia | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Brenda Clough
Shipmate
# 18061

 - Posted      Profile for Brenda Clough   Author's homepage   Email Brenda Clough   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I agree. You have gone the extra mile and then some. Let it go.

--------------------
Science fiction and fantasy writer

Posts: 4740 | From: Washington DC | Registered: Mar 2014  |  IP: Logged
Lyda*Rose

Ship's broken porthole
# 4544

 - Posted      Profile for Lyda*Rose   Email Lyda*Rose   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lothlorien:
Let her go, Penny. I think your friend has been too nice and there comes a time when action has to be taken. Earlier is better and now he finds himself between a rock and a hard place. At the worst, she may require some sort of emergency accommodation after she has moved back. At the best, you get your life back. She is just controlling in places where it is not her place to control.

I do write from downunder and do not know how things work exactly but you have done your bit, she has guilted you into that and is now trying to overpower you in your own home. For you sake and your health she must go.

This is what I meant weeks ago by saying you and your friend being "nice" people. Nothing wrong with nice, but it just isn't making the situation better for anyone including Mom, and now you are heading for a minor break-down. Keep being a soft place for your friend to come to for talk, but it's better for you to be an emotionally together friend, than a fellow patient in Ward D. IMHO.

--------------------
"Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG... thank you. Thank you for my life." ~from Joe Vs the Volcano

Posts: 21151 | From: CA | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
Twilight

Puddleglum's sister
# 2832

 - Posted      Profile for Twilight     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I know I've reached my breaking point with her and I just read about her on the internet.
Posts: 6518 | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged
Penny S
Shipmate
# 14768

 - Posted      Profile for Penny S     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Self denying ordinance in place.
Posts: 5612 | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged
Twilight

Puddleglum's sister
# 2832

 - Posted      Profile for Twilight     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
[whispering] Has she left yet?
Posts: 6518 | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged
mark_in_manchester

not waving, but...
# 15978

 - Posted      Profile for mark_in_manchester   Email mark_in_manchester   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I read that as 'ordnance'...

--------------------
"We are punished by our sins, not for them" - Elbert Hubbard
(so good, I wanted to see it after my posts and not only after those of shipmate JBohn from whom I stole it)

Posts: 1424 | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged
Pigwidgeon

Ship's Owl
# 10192

 - Posted      Profile for Pigwidgeon   Author's homepage     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by mark_in_manchester:
I read that as 'ordnance'...

[Big Grin]

--------------------
Don't keep calm. Go change the world.

Posts: 9013 | From: Hogwarts | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged
Amanda B. Reckondwythe

Dressed for Church
# 5521

 - Posted      Profile for Amanda B. Reckondwythe     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
My niece and nephew (my sister's adult children, both pushing middle age) have decided that there's something about their old Aunt Amanda they don't like and so have decided to shun her.

Now, I'll admit that I am eccentric and can be quite difficult myself. But so far as I am concerned, this is their problem, not mine. I know blood's thicker than water and all that, but I can't make everybody like me, even my own relatives. I'm content to leave them be the way they are . . .

. . . But still it does upset me a little, especially on the holidays.

--------------------
"We're not in Wonderland anymore, Alice." – Charles Manson

Posts: 9980 | From: The Great Southwest | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
Golden Key
Shipmate
# 1468

 - Posted      Profile for Golden Key   Author's homepage     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Miss Amanda--

Bad grown-up kids. BAD. BAD!!! No cake.

And we like you, Miss Amanda. [Smile]

--------------------
Blessed Gator, pray for us!
--"Oh bat bladders, do you have to bring common sense into this?"--Dragon, "Jane & the Dragon"
--"I'm not giving up--and neither should you." --SNL

Posts: 17127 | From: Chilling out in an undisclosed, sincere pumpkin patch. | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
Twilight

Puddleglum's sister
# 2832

 - Posted      Profile for Twilight     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:

And we like you, Miss Amanda. [Smile]

Yes, we do like Miss Amanda and as of right now we don't like those adult brats.

Who does that to family members? It usually takes a whole lot of specific Great Wrongs before a family member is cut off. I'm sending bad vibes their way right now.

Posts: 6518 | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged
Amanda B. Reckondwythe

Dressed for Church
# 5521

 - Posted      Profile for Amanda B. Reckondwythe     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Thank you. Miss Amanda loves you all too. [Axe murder]

They're not really bad kids. They had some issues with their upbringing, but on balance they were brought up well. They are both parents now themselves and are doing well with parenting. They had to deal with the death of their older brother three years ago (suicide -- he had major, major issues!).

Thing is, I understand what their beef is with me, and in a way they are right -- but that is not going to make me change my ways. They either accept me for who I am or to h*** with them.

I should add -- my sister and I are on very good terms and she understands how I feel.

[ 20. April 2017, 01:17: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

--------------------
"We're not in Wonderland anymore, Alice." – Charles Manson

Posts: 9980 | From: The Great Southwest | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
RooK

Rocky Mountain SLAYER
# 1852

 - Posted      Profile for RooK   Author's homepage   Email RooK   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
My niece and nephew (my sister's adult children, both pushing middle age) have decided that there's something about their old Aunt Amanda they don't like and so have decided to shun her.

Ah, the fine small-minded tradition of thinking that ignoring something makes it magically disappear. I suspect that they tried ignoring that certain something about Auntie Amanda specifically, and since that didn't work had to up the ante.

I urge you to not let it work. Send them lovely and thoughtful connections regularly. Let the simple untrammeled affection cook their feeble minds, even if it probably won't melt their hearts. Let them writhe with the effort of reconciling their demonizing simplistic prejudices against the self-evident loveliness that we know Miss Amanda to be.

Posts: 15001 | From: Portland, Oregon, USA, Earth | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Doc Tor
Deepest Red
# 9748

 - Posted      Profile for Doc Tor     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I always find an unasked-for basket of kittens to be an excellently generous gift for almost every occasion...

--------------------
Lost in Space

Posts: 8357 | From: Ultima Thule | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Amanda B. Reckondwythe

Dressed for Church
# 5521

 - Posted      Profile for Amanda B. Reckondwythe     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
They're both dog people -- in the case of my nephew, a rather vicious one. A basket of kittens would be treated as a bedtime snack.

--------------------
"We're not in Wonderland anymore, Alice." – Charles Manson

Posts: 9980 | From: The Great Southwest | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
Doc Tor
Deepest Red
# 9748

 - Posted      Profile for Doc Tor     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Well, I hate them already.

--------------------
Lost in Space

Posts: 8357 | From: Ultima Thule | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
rolyn
Shipmate
# 16840

 - Posted      Profile for rolyn         Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
A basket of kittens would be treated as a bedtime snack.

[Big Grin]

--------------------
Change is the only certainty of existence

Posts: 2935 | From: U.K. | Registered: Dec 2011  |  IP: Logged
Helen-Eva
Shipmate
# 15025

 - Posted      Profile for Helen-Eva   Email Helen-Eva   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
They're both dog people -- in the case of my nephew, a rather vicious one. A basket of kittens would be treated as a bedtime snack.

How about laxatives in non-dog-proof packaging?

--------------------
I thought the radio 3 announcer said "Weber" but it turned out to be Webern. Story of my life.

Posts: 577 | From: London, hopefully in a theatre or concert hall, more likely at work | Registered: Aug 2009  |  IP: Logged
Amanda B. Reckondwythe

Dressed for Church
# 5521

 - Posted      Profile for Amanda B. Reckondwythe     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
A box of, erm, fortified Milk Bone with the words "of magnesia" added in small print after Milk.

--------------------
"We're not in Wonderland anymore, Alice." – Charles Manson

Posts: 9980 | From: The Great Southwest | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
Golden Key
Shipmate
# 1468

 - Posted      Profile for Golden Key   Author's homepage     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Put them on the mailing list for a cat-fanciers' site? Donate in their name to a cat-rescue group? Send Chinese lion-dancers to their doors?

--------------------
Blessed Gator, pray for us!
--"Oh bat bladders, do you have to bring common sense into this?"--Dragon, "Jane & the Dragon"
--"I'm not giving up--and neither should you." --SNL

Posts: 17127 | From: Chilling out in an undisclosed, sincere pumpkin patch. | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
cliffdweller
Shipmate
# 13338

 - Posted      Profile for cliffdweller     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
One might lavishly gift Difficult Relatives With Kids regular quantities of toy drums, flutophones, whistles, and electronic playthings that make loud, repetitive squeeking and squawking noises.

[ 20. April 2017, 23:32: Message edited by: cliffdweller ]

--------------------
"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid." -Frederick Buechner

Posts: 10697 | From: a small canyon overlooking the city | Registered: Jan 2008  |  IP: Logged
MaryLouise
Shipmate
# 18697

 - Posted      Profile for MaryLouise   Author's homepage   Email MaryLouise   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
You might consider birthday and Christmas gifts of judiciously chosen self-help literature. This shifts the emphasis from what THEY think of Aunt Amanda to "What the hell does Aunt Amanda think we're doing?", "What did you say to make Aunt Amanda think...?". One or two books each year should remind them we can all do with a little self-improvement in overlooked areas.

Suggestions (I Googled and these all exist):

1 How to Get your Husband to Talk to You

2 Tony Robbins' Awaken the Giant Within

3 How to Help a Narcissist Heal

4 Knitting with Dog Hair: Better hair from a dog you love than wool from a strange sheep

5 It's a Jungle Out There, Jane: Understanding the Male Animal in Your Life

6 Self-Help for the Bleak

7 Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why

And a personal favourite to create that marital talking point

8 Harold Litten’s More Joy: An Advanced Guide to Solo Sex

--------------------
“As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots.”

-- Ivy Compton-Burnett

Posts: 255 | From: Cape Town | Registered: Nov 2016  |  IP: Logged
Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
# 5528

 - Posted      Profile for Lamb Chopped   Email Lamb Chopped   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
[Killing me]

--------------------
Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

Posts: 19643 | From: off in left field somewhere | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
North East Quine

Curious beastie
# 13049

 - Posted      Profile for North East Quine   Email North East Quine   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Is this the nephew that was previously unhappy with you because you told him he was getting fat?
Posts: 6292 | From: North East Scotland | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged
Amanda B. Reckondwythe

Dressed for Church
# 5521

 - Posted      Profile for Amanda B. Reckondwythe     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Yes, but the issue is more complex than that.

And he **is** fat.

--------------------
"We're not in Wonderland anymore, Alice." – Charles Manson

Posts: 9980 | From: The Great Southwest | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
Doc Tor
Deepest Red
# 9748

 - Posted      Profile for Doc Tor     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
It'll be all those kittens he ate. Bastard.

--------------------
Lost in Space

Posts: 8357 | From: Ultima Thule | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Anselmina
Ship's barmaid
# 3032

 - Posted      Profile for Anselmina     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Of course, it has to be RooK who comes up with the most Christianly response to Miss Amanda's disapproving relatives; 'for in doing so, you heap coals of fire on his head'. Which, in retrospect, doesn't sound that Christianly?!

I thought it was an Auntie's job to be eccentric and not altogether a completely tame sort of relative? They don't know the treasure they have in Miss Amanda.

--------------------
Irish dogs needing homes! http://www.dogactionwelfaregroup.ie/ Greyhounds and Lurchers are shipped over to England for rehoming too!

Posts: 9861 | From: The Wee North | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
# 2522

 - Posted      Profile for Kelly Alves   Email Kelly Alves   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Ok, honor dictates that I relate the following:

I am being treated for anxiety related to PTSD.

As a result of this, I am a lot harder to provoke.

As a result... um... Mom and I are kinda getting along. My nervous system was her favorite toy, and I took it away from her. Once I began acting less like a prey animal and more like a human being, I guess she found me easier to understand.

Stay tuned, of course. 😏

--------------------
"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

Posts: 35015 | From: Pura Californiana | Registered: Mar 2002  |  IP: Logged
Huia
Shipmate
# 3473

 - Posted      Profile for Huia   Email Huia   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Anselmina:

I thought it was an Auntie's job to be eccentric and not altogether a completely tame sort of relative?

Hell yes. I only have one nephew and I do my best to live up to this part of my job description. He's my favourite relative.

Huia

--------------------
Charity gives food from the table, Justice gives a place at the table.

Posts: 9725 | From: Te Wai Pounamu | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
RooK

Rocky Mountain SLAYER
# 1852

 - Posted      Profile for RooK   Author's homepage   Email RooK   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
I am being treated for anxiety related to PTSD.

That's excellent to hear. The treatment part, and how it sounds effective. Not the PTSD part, that sounds deeply shitty.

quote:
As a result of this, I am a lot harder to provoke.

That reads like a dare.

quote:
Once I began acting less like a prey animal and more like a human being, I guess she found me easier to understand.

That makes sense. I wonder how much of our individual difficulties relating with other people is based not just on our feelings of not being understood, but on how we also fail to comprehend other people's mechanisms for misunderstanding us.
Posts: 15001 | From: Portland, Oregon, USA, Earth | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
# 5528

 - Posted      Profile for Lamb Chopped   Email Lamb Chopped   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
It is HARD to stop acting like a prey animal. I have to catch myself every fucking day in my new job among normal people.

--------------------
Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

Posts: 19643 | From: off in left field somewhere | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
mark_in_manchester

not waving, but...
# 15978

 - Posted      Profile for mark_in_manchester   Email mark_in_manchester   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
I wonder how much of our individual difficulties relating with other people is based not just on our feelings of not being understood, but on how we also fail to comprehend other people's mechanisms for misunderstanding us.
I find myself moving back into relationship with a closely-related DR who was unable to speak with / be in the same house as me for a few years. We're probably quite a long way through a (short) period of 'hey, isn't it nice to be polite to one another and interact' and not too far off some 'hmm, I remember why you really piss me off'.

I'll try to bear the above in mind - it rings true. In particular, ISTM that 'being in relationship' can itself form a potent part of the mechanism of misunderstanding.

--------------------
"We are punished by our sins, not for them" - Elbert Hubbard
(so good, I wanted to see it after my posts and not only after those of shipmate JBohn from whom I stole it)

Posts: 1424 | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged
Palimpsest
Shipmate
# 16772

 - Posted      Profile for Palimpsest   Email Palimpsest   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Ok, honor dictates that I relate the following:

I am being treated for anxiety related to PTSD.

As a result of this, I am a lot harder to provoke.

As a result... um... Mom and I are kinda getting along. My nervous system was her favorite toy, and I took it away from her. Once I began acting less like a prey animal and more like a human being, I guess she found me easier to understand.

Stay tuned, of course. 😏

For some reason I am reminded of
Prozac Shrimp

Posts: 2948 | From: Seattle WA. US | Registered: Nov 2011  |  IP: Logged
Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
# 2522

 - Posted      Profile for Kelly Alves   Email Kelly Alves   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Well, aren't you a ray of damn sunshine.

Also, RooK-- bring it, d-bag. [Big Grin]

--------------------
"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

Posts: 35015 | From: Pura Californiana | Registered: Mar 2002  |  IP: Logged
Golden Key
Shipmate
# 1468

 - Posted      Profile for Golden Key   Author's homepage     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
{Prepares to bet on Kelly.} [Smile]

--------------------
Blessed Gator, pray for us!
--"Oh bat bladders, do you have to bring common sense into this?"--Dragon, "Jane & the Dragon"
--"I'm not giving up--and neither should you." --SNL

Posts: 17127 | From: Chilling out in an undisclosed, sincere pumpkin patch. | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged



Pages in this thread: 1  2  3  ...  43  44  45  46 
 
Post new thread  Post a reply Close thread   Feature thread   Move thread   Delete thread Next oldest thread   Next newest thread
 - Printer-friendly view
Go to:

Contact us | Ship of Fools | Privacy statement

© Ship of Fools 2016

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.5.0

 
Check out Reform magazine
sip of fools mugs from your favourite nautical website
 
  ship of fools