Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Way of the Worrier

I am a worrier. I worry about things that have actually happened! I imagine past conversations and think of how I could have made things worse. I know that the majority of the time I am worrying about nothing. Unfortunately this tends to lead to a ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ situation.

When I start to worry about something I ignore it:

Worry Center: Panic, panic, this is a bad idea!
Me: You say that about everything!

And mostly it turns out everything is fine. Recently though I was worried about something and my instincts were bang on. The next time I feel worried I won’t know what to do!

One way round this problem is to imagine the worst case scenario. This doesn’t work for me. A normal person’s worse case scenario would be: ‘You’ll be told off.’ or ‘You’ll have to apologies.’ or something else equally innocuous. My stupid brain is thinking: ‘Your execution has been set for later today.’

Stupid brain!

Anyway things are good now. I may have had a legitimate worry but its all fine now! What stupid things does your mind do?



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A Chandler Bing Moment

When I was on my way home yesterday a girl asked to ‘borrow’ my bike. A strange thing to be sure. I told her no, because I wanted to get home, and walked away.

Afterwards I was thinking why did I do that? Its highly unlikely that she was going to steal the bike. I couldn’t help thinking of a line from Friends ‘Mental note: If Jill Goodacre offers you gum, you take it. If she offers you mangled animal carcass, you take it.’

I didn’t know this girl and the request caught me off guard. She would likely have just ridden it to the end of the street and back.

It was probably for the best though. She was likely a little tipsy and was probably wearing heals – not the best combination for a bike.

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What will Our Grandchildren Explain to Us?

New Video on my you tube channel:

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