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Justifying The "B" Word
calling a spade a spade. :)
By: TexWisGirl on August 29, 2014
Bully. She's a bully. I have no intention of ever going snorkeling anywhere. I have no interest in it. At least you didn't use the "C" word. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on August 29, 2014
I fell into a lake when I was 3 or 4 & came very close to drowning. I had a HUGE fear of water & taught myself to swim when I was about 15. I'm still not comfortable swimming. That being said, I was talked into snorkeling in the Caribbeans. I LOVED IT!!
By: fishducky on August 29, 2014
OMG- your blog should come up with the warning that "reading it while drinking coffee is hazardous to your computer!" Too funny! Good to hear that your all are still talking and that she did get to Israel!
By: Kathe W. on August 29, 2014
I'd say you are even and since you are still friends, she must agree.
By: Akansas Patti on August 29, 2014
What goes around comes around. Call it what you will. It amounts to friends butting heads... and moving on. :)
By: Daniel LaFrance on August 29, 2014
I suspect she burst out laughing as soon as you said it. I'm glad she did end up going after all.
By: Hilary on August 29, 2014
Well, something must have been right since you're still friends.
By: red on August 29, 2014
Well, i have a phobia about flying and i won't tease anyone else no matter what they are afraid of -- yes, i will come get the spider/snake/bug for you. And you were right, she was being one, and i'm glad you all still get along.
By: mimi on August 29, 2014
Good friends don't call each other names. Great friends do.
By: Pixel Peeper on August 29, 2014
She was a gander in need of a good goosing! I imagine she was not very effective in treating patients with a fear of flying. Heavy coffins dropping from the sky, indeed!
By: Val on August 29, 2014
I have a fear of sharks as well, and I deal with it by staying out of the ocean! I can sympathize with you about the snorkeling. It sounds horrible. I'm also afraid to fly....or I was until I took a trip to Ontario a couple years ago....now instead of being terrified, I'm just hyper-aware of everything going on during the flight. I say Mrs. G may be a psychologist, but she is still one of those people who can dish it out, but can't take it....what's the word for that?......I think it starts with 'B'.....hmmmm.... glad you're all still friends. Good friends are worth a little disagreement now and then.
By: Eva Prokop on August 29, 2014
Please forgive me for sounding critical, but I really do think the "C" word applies more to Mrs. G in that situation. Since you have made it fairly clear that you have lived a rather sheltered life, I feel compelled to add that the "C" word I am referring to is the one that rhymes with runt. Yeah, I'll be shutting up now.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on August 29, 2014
It made me smile at what a hypocrite Mrs G turned out to be! I'm not surprised you said what you did! We all have our fears and her pressure on you to snorkel was unkind to say the least. But true friendship includes forgiving, and it's great that you are still friends :)
By: Sharon Bradshaw on August 30, 2014
Hmmm. (hehe) You always amuse me greatly!
By: Mimi Foxmorton on August 30, 2014
What a hypocrite she was! But you sure did put her in her place :)
By: Anne on August 30, 2014
I think there's a lesson for you here, at least one--never trust a shrink even if one does put you on the path to aversion therapy which is, so far as I know, the only way to defeat a phobia.
By: Snowbrush on August 30, 2014
To me it is a fear if it does not negatively affect your life or the lives of others. Your refusal to snorkel does not do either. It is a phobia if it is irrational and negatively affects your life or the lives of others. Dr. Cranky Oh I almost forgot with my pontificating, great story and yes in this case you used the B word correctly and I am sure she didn't take offense! Although I suppose Hypocrite may have been more correct than bitch.
By: Cranky on August 30, 2014
I think she deserved that. You are exceptionally brave - there is no way I would swim or snorkel in shark infested waters . . . . . :)
By: Eddie Bluelights on August 30, 2014
Ah, the hypocrisy of psychologists! I'd assumed the 'B' word was going to be the one that questions someone's parentage, so 'bitch' was the letting her off lightly. Also, I loved the reference to hearing cello music.
By: Bryan Jones on August 31, 2014
I have snorkeled in a shark free Zone and loved it. I understand though what you mean, best give up snorkeling and stick to the chuckling......Much better for you especially when you share it with us!
By: John on September 2, 2014
Stephen: You are to be commended to for the courage of snorkeling under these well-founded feelings, and for putting up with being spoken down to. You called her on her....stuff.
By: Michael Manning on September 2, 2014
Well, I'd say you were very kind.
By: Mitchell is Moving on September 2, 2014
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