Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why is it that...

... you hold up so well under stress, you deal with sadness, you manage to suppress your emotions and swallow your tears, but at the merest hint of sympathy and kindness the dam breaks?


... dentists try to carry on a conversation with you, when you are lying there with your jaw propped open, a latex sheet stretched across the chasm and the drill bit is going full speed? When try as you might, you cannot bring the necessary parts of your mouth together to reply, to agree or disagree?

... when you have typed the wrong word but the correct word is almost exactly the same as the wrong word but only that the last two letters are different, your fingers backspace over the entire wrong word and retype almost exactly the same letters again? Why are you not satisfied with only fixing the last two letters?

27 comments:

Chapati said...

LOL, I've noticed all of those things, and often wondered. Especially the dentist. I feel so rude giving a very slight, probably unoticable nod, but they can't really expect you to move your tongue and mouth to reply properly when they have an incredibly sharp instrument poking around in there can they?

Laksh said...

"... you hold up so well under stress, you deal with sadness, you manage to suppress your emotions and swallow your tears, but at the merest hint of sympathy and kindness the dam breaks?"

Loved this and very true for me. Reading this was like somebody was looking into my mind.

Sands said...

Know exactly what you mean. Have always wondered about it esp the first and second observations. Need to watch out for the third one :)

Sylvia K said...

LOL, you have done it again! pinpointed the very same things I was just thinking about a few days ago -- when I was sitting in the dentist's chair and he was rattling on a mile a minute. And the first one, holding up under stress, but sympathy brings the tears! The questions are always there, if any of you come up with answers, I surely would love to hear them.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, so true!!!! Don't be nice to me: you'll make me cry!!! LOL. Great post!

Kavi said...

There used to be Readers Digest book series called 'Tell me Why' which my dad bought for me many years back.

I wonder why is it that i dont know the answers for the such questions, whilst feeling i indeed know them !

:)

Lovely post

JD said...

:-) there has to be a lot going thru your mind..

new to your post.. will come back

jinksy said...

Don't these all come under the universal'Sod's Law' syndrome?!

Tharini said...

He he. So succint!

1. I think its because it really is too much for us to handle, but knowing we must we plough on, and when sympathy finally comes...it brings on its heels the relief of being true to our feelings.

2. LOL!

3. You do this with letter??? I do it with whole sentences. And I can;t for the life of me understand why!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"but at the merest hint of sympathy and kindness the dam breaks?"

Because that is when we break - when someone allows our vulnerability to enter. Good reason for the stiff upper lip. Easier to keep the emotion out and just go through the motions. Let the emotions go to hell afteward, all too often for no one to see. that might be a mistake.

Banno said...

I thought only I did that. Re-type entire words again. :-)

It's very satisfying, though.

Or perhaps a hangover from schooldays, when one rubbed furiously with an eraser, and then wrote out things 'in fair' all over again.

choxbox said...

true all of it.

and nodding head and LOLing at banno's observation :)

ugich konitari said...

The first has happened so often....its all about the cup runneth over....

I've sometimes made the dentist stop in alarm by cringing the eyes shut suddenly, and holding up my hand simultaneously. He always get alarmed and stops.:-)

And I have once wiped out an entire paragraph because the phone rang......

Happens. Smile.

sujata said...

life is murphy's law ! Maybe the dentist talks to keep himself from getting bored, tears need company, and i love to press the bkspace button that wee bit longer..its tough to just delete the last two letters...

SBora said...

thanks for your kind comment and your remedies. cowdung is defintely not an option...we do use the second one and it does seem to reduce the bleeding.

thank you again...i am hoping they will stop once a for all sometime soon.

डॉ .अनुराग said...

thats why it is said words are best healer and worst enemy too...
अल्फाजो के नाखून तराशो...बड़ी तेज चुभते है..

Frankie Anon said...

I do all of these, too, especially the retyping the whole word thing. Thankfully, my dentist isn't a talker, which is a good thing, since I seem to spend a heck of a lot of time there.

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Usha said...

I guess we loosen up on hearing words of sympathy and that breaks our resolve not to break into tears.
The last one - I thought I was the only one who did that!

Debbie said...

Sympathy can make me blubber like a fool!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Great post! Happy Monday!

DotThoughts said...

lol. how true. I wonder why I backspace the whole word too. I think its to erase any "hidden" meaning left by the wrong word :)

Lola said...

How true, we are in sync!
Especially in the first entry. I am like a solid piece of unyielding limestone at work, under pressure and fending off all sorts of emotional daggers. Then a stranger smiles and gives up his seat on the bus and I cry like a fountain.

How are you today?

choxbox said...

all okay?

Sujatha said...

Aha! So glad I'm not alone in these things! :)

Thank you all for your comments. I really appreciate them. Lola and Chox, thank you for checking up on me. My dad is not doing well and it's tough to see him going through a stressful period and to see him suffering. Hoping he'll get better soon.

karrvakarela said...

Sujatha, I hope your father feels better soon. Take care.

choxbox said...

sending up a prayer for him suj.

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