Friday, October 10, 2008

Know Thyself

I'm nosey.

There. I said it.

It's not that I feel entitled to know what's going on in everyone else's life, and it's not that I'm intent on doing anything with the information once I have it.

But I just wanna know what my family and friends are up to, you know? If someone is having a fight, it kills me when I don't know why. If someone is sad, I can't stand it when they say 'I don't wanna talk about it". You wanna send me up the wall? Stand in my office with a big, shit-eatin' grin on your face and when I ask, say, "Nah, just in a good mood. Must be the sunshine."

Sure; I put up a brave face. "Oh, hey, you know, it's cool; I don't want to pry. Not my business. I'm here if you wanna talk." But inside, I'm yelling, "AAAAACK! WHY WON'T YOU TELL ME???"

Maybe it's "Mother Hen" syndrome. I really need to know that the people I love are OK. Or maybe it's a lack of character. Maybe it's some deep-seated paranoia that suggests that if they won't tell me, it must be because I'm the butt of some joke or so emotionally incompetent that I cannot be opened up to.

Or maybe there's some spinach in my teeth. Do I have spinach in my teeth?

I don't know.



But I want to.

C'mon. Spill! ;)

4 comments:

winter said...

I have the same problem sometimes. My unhealthy side assumes it's because of some flaw of mine, or because it's about me and I don't get to be in on it. *hug*

owbbiu - the battle cry of the Welsh Dentists' Union.

bhd said...

I get a kick sometimes when I find myself happy to be in the dark. Ah, mystery!

newwavegurly said...

Yes, you have spinach in your teeth.

There, I finally said it. I feel much better now.

Alison said...

Dude, not only is it spinach, it's poppy seeds too! ;-)