(Thanks for the great idea, Kaakun.) Bring on the DOC for the FINAL Therapy Thursday! He has NO clue what is about to happen and really, neither do I, which is probably more a testimony to my need for REAL therapy than just a funny thing to say. Let us begin.
DOC: It’s about time you came back here. We probably have mountainous issues to work though.
LRE: Or we don’t.
DOC: Sure we do. It’s been so long I can’t believe you even walked in here on two feet.
LRE: How would you have expected me to come in? Crawling?
LRE: Sorry to disappoint.
DOC: I’ll get over it.
LRE: Well that’s good you’ll get over THAT.
DOC: Why the emphasis on the last word there?
LRE: I have something else to disappoint you with.
DOC: I bet you do. You have Therapy Tuesdays now, too. Is that it?
LRE: No. Once a week was MORE than enough.
DOC: Why the emphasis on MORE?
LRE: I’m in an emphatic mood today.
DOC: I don’t like your emphatic mood.
LRE: You probably shouldn’t.
DOC: Why? What does it mean?
LRE: Who is John Galt?
LRE: Whoa there, Doc. Don’t start yelling YET.
DOC: STOP EMPHASIZING WORDS.
LRE: STOP YELLING AT ME.
DOC: YOU STOP FIRST.
LRE: NO! YOU STARTED IT.
DOC: DON’T YOU USE EXCLAMATION POINTS WITH ME!
LRE: WHY NOT?!
DOC: DOUBLE PUNCTUATION?!? THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS!!
LRE: (deep breath) Calm down, DOC.
DOC: (trembling) I can’t. Something’s about to happen and I can just FEEL it. It’s going to be dreadful.
LRE: Let me just get some paper that I brought with me out of my pocket then.
LRE: Did you just SAY gulp?
DOC: Yes. It’s much more dramatic than just gulping.
LRE: Whatever. Here’s what I brought.
DOC: Oh dear. That looks dreadful.
LRE: You don’t even know what it is yet.
DOC: I have an unmanageable fear of folded up pieces of paper.
LRE: Must have been rough when you would make paper airplanes then, huh?
DOC: I NEVER made them.
LRE: Okay. Back to this dreadful paper of mine. It’s the results of my survey so far.
LRE: Here, read the top.
DOC: “Which of the below would you like to see replace Therapy Thursdays?” REPLACE? ME?! G. U. L. P.
LRE: So now you’re spelling gulp?
DOC: YOU’RE MEAN.
LRE: But look how pretty I made the charts.
DOC: Well, that’s true. They are nice.
LRE: So next week, I’m going to have a replacement based on people’s choices.
DOC: Well, I guess the best I can do now is just add my input. Can I take the survey, too?
LRE: That’s it? You’re not going to throw a fit, toss me out the window or run screaming from the building?
DOC: No. There will be no tantrums, defenestrating, or… wait, we’re in a building?
LRE: Where did you imagine we were?
DOC: In a cabin up in the mountains with birds chirping outside.
LRE: Okay. Go to your cabin. And yes, you can take the survey… until next week. Here it is: Finding a Therapy Thursdays Replacement.