So every Thursday morning the local radio station, Hot 92 and Hot 100, holds a Therapy Thursday. They ask people to write in with dilemmas they may be having and prompt the listening audience to chime in either by calling or posting on Facebook.
I’m always flabbergasted (love that word) by the people requesting therapy. They always seem to be childish, inane, or else their message is lacking some integral component of the entire situation. Most of the issues deal with relationships, which can be expected considering the amount of drama churned up by romantic conflict between sexes.
But this morning’s Therapy Thursday issue was a doozy. I’ve posted a copy of the Facebook post below:
I have to admit that I laughed HARD when I read this. And then I read it twice, just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. Oh my. Where do I begin??
OK, first of all, this guy is so contradictory in his statement that I’ll bet he spends twenty minutes just deciding on a flavor of toothpaste in the grocery store. “Confused?” Yeah, you said it. So your fiancée is intelligent, has a beautiful personality, beautiful eyes, and a phenomenal body? Even one or two out of the four should be enough for most men, but not for this guy. He complains about her slouchy, foot-dragging walk, feral manners, oily skin, and not-so-bad breath. I’m sorry, but that does not describe an attractive person. It almost sounds like he’s describing an animal! So what’s the deal, buddy? Are you engaged to your pet hamster?
Second, I love his descriptive details. This guy wins first place for how insulting a person can be (BTW, first place prize is a kick to the groin from your fiancée). I mean, he obviously has given her flaws a lot of thought to have those adjectives in mind while writing this up. You really think that about the woman you’ve been with for FIVE YEARS? Repulsed? Never really attracted to her? Did you go blind about five years ago and now suddenly had your vision restored? I’m repulsed by raw sewage. I don’t think I’ve ever been repulsed by a person’s mannerisms and features. Horrified, maybe, but repulsed? And this is the woman you sleep in the same bed with??
And so what, you think she loves every little thing about you? The excessive hair on your back? Your unibrow or nasty facial hair? Your loud snoring or the way your armpits smell like a Subway restaurant after a long day’s work?
Note, ahem, I did not just describe myself…
What makes you so freakin’ special that you can point out her flaws, saying that’s why you aren’t attracted to her, and yet she has to put up with yours? You think you don’t have any negative qualities that she overlooks? Are you that much of a narcissist?
Third, and this is the best, he talks about cheating on her rather than breaking off the engagement and ending the relationship. So not only is he not attracted to her, but he doesn’t respect her enough to call it quits. And he even compares her to old bologna. OLD BOLOGNA?!? Wow. Wow.
My point isn’t to beat up on this moron, although I’m enjoying it. My point is that narcissism seems to be rampant in our society. People are so self-centered and focused on themselves that, just like this guy, they’ll hurt even those closest to them because they are bored, disillusioned, lazy, or pick-a-reason without any thought whatsoever as to how the other person feels. And not only that, but they'll post their attitude for the whole world to see! This me-me-me attitude that I observe so often HAS TO STOP if the people of our nation ever want it to continue being a civilized super-power.
Maybe I’m just too old-school. I purposely don’t rock the boat. I don’t tailgate or drive slow as a tortoise, am overly conscious of where my cart is in the super-market so as not to block the aisle, keep my lips shut when I know my words may be hurtful, etc. I remain low-key, mostly out of sight, allowing others to showboat around the room while I stand back, watch, listen, and evaluate. It’s not that I’m shy or introverted or anything—it’s that I’m respectful of others in that regard. And in all the observing and evaluating I’ve done in my life, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to treat others.
But, man, when I read garbage like this, I feel like a dying breed.
I hope this dude’s fiancée reads this and realizes her hubby-to-be was the author. Because this dude needs to learn the hard way—still favoring that kick to the groin lesson, but simply dumping him would suffice. And I hope this guy’s therapy request is a lesson for the rest of us. There is more to life than what’s going on in our own little heads. You may not like some particular thing about your significant other/friend/coworker/whatever, but those are people who are a part of your life, and it’s best to just ignore it.
Unless of course that person smells like a Subway restaurant CONSTANTLY…maybe in that case you should have a little talk with him/her.