If you don’t have respect for their strength you can’t be of any help. It’s a privilege that they let you in – there’s no reason they should trust you – none. You can’t know their terror – It’s your worst nightmare come true – a nightmare from which you can never awaken. It’s unrelenting. There has been no safety: no one, no time, no thing – all was tainted. Hope was obliterated – time and time again.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Grace, You *Chap My Ass*
"Grace, You chap my ass!"
DT~ Get in Line!
During my Monday afternoon T session, after an hour of "Grace is playing defense today", I got up to leave and DT smiled and said, "You chap my ass" as she raised her hand in some sort of "let's high-five" effort.
I wasn't offended, and actually thought it humorous that she used a phrase I say OFTEN to her. DT, that chaps my ass.... when "this" happened, it chapped my ass. He/She chaps my ass.
Last night, I had a VM from DT, calling to apologize for saying I "chapped" her ass. She said she felt bad after I left her office because she was worried that I might have taken it as anger or frustration on her part, when she meant it to be humorous and sarcastic (2 of my favorite words) and said it in an effort to "connect" with me at the end of the session. And she wanted to acknowledge this as an "error" if it did cause me to feel bad.
I wrote her an email letting her know that I did take it as her attempt at humor, and I did think it was funny. However, the whole "high-five" think was a bit nerdy (I pictured her with coke bottle glasses and a chemistry set).
What would have probably made me laugh out loud would have been if DT had said: "Grace, you chap my *fucking* ass. Or "Grace, you *fucking* chap my ass." Without the weird 'high-five' thing....
I Chap your ass, DT? Well, I chap mine too...Try LIVING inside MY head... The line forms *here*....