Friday, July 20, 2012

Sucky parts

I emailed this co-worker to ask for some help with a Intranet page.

She quickly replied that she wasn't at work but was with her sister who was dying. I apologized and told her nevermind. She then emailed back to say it was OK, that it sucked but was part of life.

I did not reply to that but I started thinking about a counseling session I had years ago.

The counselor had given me what she liked to call homework, a sheet of questions.

One of the questions asked something like: Do you think life is hard? Of course I answered yes.

The counselor wondered if I thought life was hard for me or for everyone.

Being younger and having a bit of a martyr complex, I said me.

I know that life is hard for everyone, like my co-worker.

It sure seems, though, that I have more sucky part than a lot of other people.

3 comments:

rose2tall said...

you don't get a day off, a break, or temporary relief, from your symptoms. Living with a chronic, progressive disease does suck. No, we don't know what others are going through, but thanks for letting us look at the world from your angle.

Anonymous said...

I continually ask myself why the suckky stuff is not spread around, but have never gotten the answer to the question. So, I try not to ask the question too often. But, hard to avoid.
sdt

Matt Trott said...

Sucky is hard is all

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