Cornered by Mike Baldwin

Cornered

Comments (5) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    But how does that make you feel?

  2. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    @440RoadRunner

    Here, take two of these tablets and some deep breaths…you need to calm down.

  3. pksampso

    pksampso said, almost 2 years ago

    So the definition of sanity is “less crazy than you.” Works for me!

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    Wrong! It doesn’t work that way! Everybody I know who’s a chronic complainer does so to make themselves feel better. It’s at the expense of the person listening, as if a direct transfer of well-being occurs. If you’ve seen the movie “Life Force,” you get the idea.
    .
    I worked across from a person for many years who did this. He would appear down as a bloodhound and would snag people as they went by. Your biggest mistake was to say, “How you feelin’, Marty.” He would tell you in detail, endless depressing detail.
    .
    I would see chipper, virile men reduced to whimpering shells of their former selves within 10 minutes, while Marty would visibly inflate. They would slink away, he would resume work, whistling.
    .
    It was bizarre. He’s had one foot in the grave for 30 years, and while most people around him have passed, he remains.

  5. algurka

    algurka said, almost 2 years ago

    And I’m sure the patient could use the money she’d earn posing as a shrink, too.

  6. Refresh Comments.