Good To Know

by Marinka on January 25, 2009

So apparently when you’re talking to a friend and make an innocent suggestion, like “maybe you should consider some psychotropic medication” and she says, “Yes, but won’t it affect my real personality so that I won’t really be me?” and you say, “I wouldn’t be too worried about that if I were you”, it gets filed under “obnoxious” rather than “helpful reassurance”.

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Jennifer H January 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

Ha! How is that not helpful? Geez, some people are so sensitive.


Janie January 25, 2009 at 11:42 am

That’s hilarious!

Oh, shit. If I get what you’re saying, does that mean I need psychotropic drugs?

Who said that, anyway?


cw2smom January 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

Sure it’s helpful reassurance!! Better living through modern day drugs! She must understand that! Better drugs, better her! Maybe you should get all Dr. Phil on her and say..”How’s your ‘real’ personality workin’ for you, huh?”
LMAO!! Lisa


Brenda January 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm

That would SO be me!


SweetPeaSurry January 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Yeah … I would actually take that as ‘helpful reassurance’ … it’s always helpful to KNOW one is spending a bit of time in crazytown.


The Panic Room January 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Oh my. If you were my friend I would abuse your blunt honesty all the time and unleash you on people that need a big healthy dose of reality.


rachael January 25, 2009 at 1:08 pm

LOL, good ‘note to self’ then….


Maura January 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Good to know. 🙂


blognut January 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Sometimes you just can’t win, can you?


Irish Gumbo January 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Is alcohol a pyschotropic drug?

Really, all we are is a very complex set of chemicals combined, so what’s the big deal? Sheesh..


Julian Meteor January 25, 2009 at 2:22 pm

LOL!!!!! I HAD to chuckle silently to myself at that post!!!!!!!!!!!


pam January 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

If you can’t take helpful advice then just Dang I guess. You tried.


Tooj January 25, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I’m sure she took it to mean “you’re annoying but since I’m your friend still, it can’t be THAT bad.”


Comedy Goddess January 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Bet you can’t tell her that her shoes are so last year either.


lisa January 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Geez, some people are so touchy.


Coffee with Cathy January 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Hilarious! Thanks for a Sunday-evening chuckle — but sorry your friend thinks you’re obnoxious.


Nicole January 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm



Vodka Mom January 25, 2009 at 5:35 pm

File that under : Note to Self…..


Jeanne January 25, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Word of warning: they don’t like lobotomy suggestions, either.


K January 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm


How can that not be useful information?


kelly b January 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm

seriously? cause if said some kinda shiz like that to me, i would of been like, “damn, you mean that vitamin “z” is doing the trick? where’s the damn xanax then?!?!?!?” the nerve of people.


VaBookworm January 25, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Priceless… but I feel for you. I have a tendency to cross that line myself. I heard it put once as “honesty undiluted by tact” :o)


the mama bird diaries January 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

See – these are the kind of tips that keep me coming back to your blog.


Sophie, Inzaburbs January 25, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Thanks for the nifty little link. I now know what “psychotropic” means.
That puts me in immediate danger of blurting it to somebody. So thanks for the tip, also.


Momo Fali January 25, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Noted. Thank you for the insight.


Threeboys1mommy January 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Your (‘re) such a big fat meanie head!


Cindy January 26, 2009 at 6:07 am

Even our closest friends can’t be truthful 99% of the time; and just look where it gets you to be in that 99%!


peajaye January 26, 2009 at 9:29 am

i, for one, think it’s lovely that you and daughter are such good “friends.” and i’m certain that as she matures, she will come to appreciate your honesty and wisdom.


Heinous January 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm

You need to hang out with less touchy friends.


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