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09 Feb 2006

Why do we say "Im OK" when we are not?<br>
Morning (notice I did not say 'good').
why do we say we are fine thanks, when we are greeted and asked how we are?
Is it because we do not want to bore people with our problems, or is it that people will make as if they are listening, but actually all they hear is "blah, blah, blah"
This morning I would have wanted to tel someone that I' not so well because:
1) I was woken at three by a man screaming because his calves were cramping, and not knowing what to do, wanting to rub it, i get shouted at to leave him alone!
2) After dropping him off at work, I am about 1km away he calls to say he forgot his office keys in the car, I had to turn back
3) Because I drive an old skedonk, ( i had to roll down my window to clear my windscreen, and some funny little twit drove past so fast in a dam of water that I got so wet, one would've thought I'd taken a swim
4) after beieng stuck in traffic for so long, I arrive at work 30 minutes late, and people look at me as if I've committed murder!

Yes, now I can say with confidence "I'm fine thank you for asking"
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Morning, tearfull !
Sounds like you've had a marvellous start to the day --- at least from here on things ought to get better. haven't you noticed that the people who ask "How are you>" actually never want to know how you are ? And the people you'd like to tell, hardly ever ask ?
Tell your crampman that the only best thing to do with a cramp in the night is to get up an stand on the limp so as to forcibly stretch the muscle that is so painfully contracting --- that usually ends the cramp. It may leave the muscle tender and painful, as some muscle fibres are usually torn in the cramp, but then some massage can be helpful, and pleasant anyway
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