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Feeling grumpy and out of sorts - warning this is self indulgen


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  • Just Asking
    Just Asking
    *Raises Coffee Mug* To better days and app installations.
    December 1, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever
    DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever Just Asking
    Thank you .. today was definitely a better day :)  Daughter has agreed to install the App :)
    December 2, 2016

  • Zenobia
    I'm remembering an instance when my sister and I quarrelled.
    An art critic had rung to ask if I would come with him to Paris. If I accepted, he said, he could get me and Australia Council Grant.
    My sister overheard the conversation and heard me refuse the critic.
    Afterwards she insisted that I should go and flew into a rage when I continued to say no.
    She never asked me why.
    My reasons...
     1. I had already lived in Paris for 4.5 months, had seen all the main attractions and art institutions many times and thoroughly, and detested the sexual harassment of French men. (She knew this but could have forgotten it.)
    2. I had no respect for any grants gained by nepotism and could not live with myself if I ever accepted one.
    3. The critic wanted to have and affair with me and I knew he was schizophremic and prone to severe episodes of psychosis.

    If my sister had been willing to stop long enough to ask why, I am certain she would have understood. But she never gave me a chance to explain. Her rage became so abusive and physically violent that I had to ask her to leave my place.

    December 1, 2016 - 2 like this

  • DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever
    DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever Zenobia
    Wow, I am with you.. the art critic thought he could *buy* you and you are worth way more than that.. you did the right thing but as you say, sometimes people don't listen.  Daughter didn't listen and that's what frustrated me...  today we went out for a meal, she watched some mental health videos and has agreed to try the App lol but *only* in school not at home where she has her *own* strategies aka video games... well it's a start :)
    December 2, 2016