Me: "What are you on?" (the prototypical third year question)
Friend: "So I had this one patient... she was thin with red hair..."
Friend: "She was also very artistic. She was always drawing."
Me: "Uh huh..."
Friend: "She was very open about telling us about the voices in her head and stuff. She was really good at explaining it to us. She was really cool."
Friend: "Yeah, so."
Me: "Is that the whole story?"
Friend: "No, no. I mean, the thing was, this girl really reminded me of someone, like in her looks, her attitude, her everything."
Me: "Really? Who?"
Friend: "Like she told us the voices she heard would always comment on what she was doing. So say she was drawing a picture, the voices would tell her, 'Nice picture.' I can totally see you saying something like that. If you heard voices, that is."
Me: "Hey, how old was this girl?"
Friend: "She was twenty."
Me: "OK, good, I'm older than her. I'd just like to confirm I'm not heading in that direction."
Those voices are pretty polite!ReplyDelete