Posts tagged panic
Dateline: Left hand on one phone tree limb…Right hand gripping another tree limb…oops.
Hour Three in Phone Tree Stress
Now I’m bumped up to Level Three Customer Service since my request is apparently too complicated for the first two levels. Level Three Customer Service Guy thanks me for choosing Dell and asks me to give him all my information again. He assures me he will solve the problem. I let out a More >
Dealing with the stolen luggage was nothing compared to the day I spent working for Dell.
I have a dream.
One day, I will take my seat on a plane and the person who plops down next to me will be the pathologically cheerful woman who makes all the sugar-laced phone tree recordings. She’ll say, “Welcome! Thank you sitting next to Time Warner, Dell, Hilton, American Airlines, Southern European Sushi.”
I cannot in a pubic medium give you the exact words I will choose. But my first sentence will begin with “Please choose from the following options…” And none of the More >
The Devil in the Blue Bathing Suit (and wearing the ultra-rich bathing suit cover that I couldn’t bring myself to buy in the gift shop, which means I’m right away over-valuing her place in the world)…Okay, now we meet. She more or less blocks my path. (See previous devil in blue bathing suit).
She says, “Pardon me, the bed in your room, is it terribly uncomfortable?”
I land my best gotta-lot-of-work-to-do stare, which was not nearly as powerful as her well-practiced desire to share More >
What does this have to do with relationships? What does this have to do with being a happier person?
When we BELIEVE the other person is noticing us for our IMPERFECTIONS, almost any comment they make is taken as CRITICISM.
As more SUCCESSFUL than they are . . .
As more ATTRACTIVE than they are . . .
As more INTELLIGENT than they are . . .
Those people have MORE FUN in life.
Hey, I’m for more fun. But I’m tired and envious just from making the above list. Reading it doesn’t MAKE ME feel refreshed and ready to hit Broadway. What I’m thinking is, “Sheesh, what’s wrong with me More >
Bad news. No matter how hard you try–how skinny, sexy, funny, good at the house, cooking, or whatever, you are– Relying on other people to keep you liking yourself WILL NOT WORK.
Why and damn, you say?
Here you are this lovely person, doing what you usually do, being yourself, which he liked yesterday and now he has a problem with you. You’re too controlling–
Truth from Last Therapist Standing: Everyone is controlling. We’re designed to “want” our own way. There’s nothing wrong with that. Some of More >