Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 741207

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Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

I just had one of the most bizarre and humiliating experiences of my life. We were due to have an estate agent come round to take photos of the property to put it on sale on the internet. I tried to dodge it by staying in bed after taking the ill-fated tianeptine/escitalopram experiment. Well that didn't work because the estate agent opened the back door and started walking around the downstairs, while I tried to calm the dogs into staying quiet. I just froze and didn't know what to do, so I stayed still. Eventually she started to come upstairs and I had to let the dogs out........


I explained that I had flu and had fallen asleep in bed *cringe*.........the dogs didn't bark so I used that to explain why I didn't get up. But........she must have thought I'm a real weirdo - well I am aren't I? It's hardly a normal thing to be doing **cringe**. I haven't felt like this since my mother walked in on me...........well use your imagination. My cheeks are still burning.

Oh God, I wish the earth would open up and swallow me. She is going to be our sales negotiator so I will have to meet her again. Plenty of fodder for my anxiety and apprehension there............ Right now I'm not too bothered about it because of the said tianeptine + escitalopram experiment, but that will wear off and I will no doubt have to face my conscience again some time soon.

Anyone had similar, or did I just out-weird the entire population of Babble?

Q

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by Ines on March 15, 2007, at 8:59:46

In reply to Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

Hey Quintal,
I'm sorry that happened- I imagine how embarrassing it was. I completely understand how sometimes you feel like having to interact with anyone is just not an option. I don't think there's much you can do about it at that moment... So don't beat yourself up about it. Just pretent nothing happened next time you see her and she'll probably just think you had a really bad hangover!
Ines

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by TheMeanReds on March 15, 2007, at 10:58:54

In reply to Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

It'll pass with time. She is probably weird in her own way too. Maybe she lives with 50 cats and wears bondage outfits for pajamas? I dare you to present to me a 'normal' person. Seriously. Dont sweat it. =)


> I just had one of the most bizarre and humiliating experiences of my life. We were due to have an estate agent come round to take photos of the property to put it on sale on the internet. I tried to dodge it by staying in bed after taking the ill-fated tianeptine/escitalopram experiment. Well that didn't work because the estate agent opened the back door and started walking around the downstairs, while I tried to calm the dogs into staying quiet. I just froze and didn't know what to do, so I stayed still. Eventually she started to come upstairs and I had to let the dogs out........
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> I explained that I had flu and had fallen asleep in bed *cringe*.........the dogs didn't bark so I used that to explain why I didn't get up. But........she must have thought I'm a real weirdo - well I am aren't I? It's hardly a normal thing to be doing **cringe**. I haven't felt like this since my mother walked in on me...........well use your imagination. My cheeks are still burning.
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> Oh God, I wish the earth would open up and swallow me. She is going to be our sales negotiator so I will have to meet her again. Plenty of fodder for my anxiety and apprehension there............ Right now I'm not too bothered about it because of the said tianeptine + escitalopram experiment, but that will wear off and I will no doubt have to face my conscience again some time soon.
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> Anyone had similar, or did I just out-weird the entire population of Babble?
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> Q

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by Klavot on March 15, 2007, at 11:34:34

In reply to Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by TheMeanReds on March 15, 2007, at 10:58:54

There is a drug called Estatex(TM) specifically for what you have described, namely to relieve embarrassment after an awkward encounter with a real estate agent. You might also be interested in Vestatex(TM), for embarrassing encounters involving virtual estate agents.

Klavot

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by UGottaHaveHope on March 15, 2007, at 11:59:34

In reply to Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

Yes, please dont beat yourself up about this. I'm sure the agent thought you were sick, as you said, and hasn't thought about it since.

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by Phillipa on March 15, 2007, at 12:03:46

In reply to Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by UGottaHaveHope on March 15, 2007, at 11:59:34

Or maybe that you worked a night shift and sleep during the day common here. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!

Posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 12:58:11

In reply to Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

I'm only glad I didn't carry out my original plan - to hide in my walk-in closet. She opened that to measure inside. Now that would have been a little awkward to explain away.

Q

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!

Posted by Meri-Tuuli on March 15, 2007, at 13:02:37

In reply to Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

Mister Q, I do this sort of stuff all the time. I also hide and pretend not to be home. Although I've never had anyone actually come in like that.

Its alright. Estate agents are probably used to it. Its not as if she were a date or a good friend and then you hid and all that stuff, she's just the estate agent. She probably has people do this all the time and anyway it sounds like you made up a good excuse. She's probably more embrassed than you, because you're the customer as it were, and she's the one providing the service. She's supposed to be professional and not bat an eyelid over anything.

It'll be alright.

Kind regards

Meri

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!

Posted by Bob on March 15, 2007, at 16:24:57

In reply to Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 8:22:29

I too have done this sort of thing. I have a long history of deception as a way of trying to cover up my illness. Few people would understand the crazy things I've done, and the unwillingness to face common social situations at times.

I suggest that in the future you have a backup so that if you are going to try to hide, then you can also "appear" out of nowhere and make up some sort of excuse. The sickness story you gave actually seems quite adequate to me. You always need something like that. I can't tell you how many embarrasing and awkward situations I've been in over the years where I've tried to avoid people and not necessarily been entirely successful.

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!

Posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 20:08:32

In reply to Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!, posted by Meri-Tuuli on March 15, 2007, at 13:02:37

>Mister Q, I do this sort of stuff all the time. I also hide and pretend not to be home. Although I've never had anyone actually come in like that.

It is pretty shocking. Similar to that flash of shame/panic you get when a drunk at Christmas tries to force the door on your toilet stall in the mistaken belief it's unoccupied, and just a little stiff. How to reveal your presence and still retain your dignity?

>She probably has people do this all the time..................

Maybe Meri, maybe............thanks for trying to console me anyway.

Q

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!! Bob

Posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 20:48:58

In reply to Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!, posted by Bob on March 15, 2007, at 16:24:57

>Few people would understand the crazy things I've done, and the unwillingness to face common social situations at times.

Oh I would. In less forgiving times I'm certain I'd have been locked up and in a straightjacket by now.

>I suggest that in the future you have a backup so that if you are going to try to hide, then you can also "appear" out of nowhere and make up some sort of excuse.

Cunning. Do you have any that have proved particularly officious?

>The sickness story you gave actually seems quite adequate to me.

I hope so. I have to email her a photo of my kitchen because it was too messy to take one today. I'm thinking of adding a phrase like 'That'll teach me not to take an extra dose of Night Nurse at breakfast time' to explain my apparent grogginess and lack of nasal discharge etc. I think that would satisfy both criteria as well as my failure to respond to her fog-horn shrieks?

>I can't tell you how many embarrassing and awkward situations I've been in over the years where I've tried to avoid people and not necessarily been entirely successful.

Yes, like when you think they've gone away and start talking to yourself, gesticulating wildly, only to catch a glimpse of a concerned relative peering in through the kitchen window. Or worse, when you decide it's nice to sit naked in the morning sun after a long night-shift while having your breakfast, only for your auntie to sneak in stealthily via the back door, hoping not to wake you because she thinks you've long since gone to bed.

We only create more suffering by our aversion to pain and grasping after happiness - one tenet of the Buddhist faith I cannot argue with.

Q

 

Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!! Quintal

Posted by Phillipa on March 15, 2007, at 22:16:39

In reply to Re: Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh.....Kill Me!!!!, posted by Quintal on March 15, 2007, at 20:08:32

On the toilet? That's a hoot . Love Phillipa


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