Treatment Abuse, Behavior Modification, Thought Reform => Straight, Inc. and Derivatives => Topic started by: 85 Day Jerk on December 08, 2010, 02:02:56 AM

Title: Old Post From Dec. 2004
Post by: 85 Day Jerk on December 08, 2010, 02:02:56 AM
Get Small........
by 85 Day Jerk Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:45 pm

I remember an old Steve Martin routine called "Let's Get Small," where he replaced the word stoned with the word small. Well, sad to say, I am not gonna do that or even try to be funny. I just needed a title for what I feel like writing about right now. I think in the end we will all feel a little smaller, and if all goes well, just a little bit uncomfortable.

I have been a member of this forum for 3 years or so and there has only been ONE instance that I know of that a PARENT actually came onto the board and expressed themselves. Their handle was Snow White I believe. She expressed deep regret at the harmful effects that the program had placed on her son, got some advice and then moved on. I bet she sleeps pretty damn good too.

How about your parents? Do you even talk to them, or is it more like you see them mostly during the holidays out of some perverse sense of "owing" it to them, or to give off the impression of being a 'good normal family.' One in which it was 'okay' to house the rebelious teens in a warehouse until they "got with the program, cut their hair, brought them grades up and made a parent proud?"

"Golly Gee Willikers Mom, this is the best stuffing ever!" "Hey dad!,I can't believe you actually bought a Segway," "The Jone's don't stand a chance against you!" And we all kick back our heads like giant Pez dispensers and laugh, and laugh. Then, through the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the alarm clock rings and pulls me abruptly out of the nightmare.

In the real world, my step-mom would probably say something stupid to set me off and try to disguise it as "simple curiousity," and would be sitting there gurgling like a fish because she has a face full of butternut squash and dad is at the head of the table practicing his Thousand Yard Stare while I do a much better re-make of the Animal House Cafeteria Food Fight.

Now I don't know about the rest of you, but my family is pretty much in denial of the whole issue of Straight. I sent my dad a post card and sent one to the older sister as well. With my sis, I left her my e-mail, but hav'nt heard nothing yet. I don't call them, because the sound of their voice makes me wanna pound beers like I'm a college pledge during Rush Week. I have seen alot of folks throwing their two cents around about Documentaries, Film Projects, Court Cases, Morgan Colling and Gilbert and lastly Montel Williams. After all that is said and done, I just got one thing to ask......... What about Mom & Dad? Do you trundle over to their house for that primo Michelob and Heineken? All that free food, and fancy appetisers? How much alcohol does it take to drown your pride and douse the fire where your self respect once burned bright?

Hey, the sky's the limit, but the buck stops here when it comes to family gatherings. Oh you'll hear them say, "Because it's Christmas," Does this mean I can come up to the house at 90MPH and smash the livin shit out of every relatives car and yell, "Because it's NASCAR!!!!!????" I better stop, now because there is just no stopping how much I hate the holidays. Please don't feel bad for me, feel happy, because this really is therapuedic, (trust me it is....)
Merry Christmas, Bob in St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Inside a warehouse behind Tyrone Mall
we walked in darkness, kept hitting the wall.
I took the time to feel for the door,
I had been "treated" but what the hell for?
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Title: Re: Old Post From Dec. 2004
Post by: 85 Day Jerk on December 08, 2010, 03:26:36 AM
It's amazing how much has changed in the past six years.  I see my dad about once a month, he is actually proud of me and can't get over how well I do on such little income.  My sister had a forclosure in early "09, Scott was released from incarceration, and just last month, both mom and dad officially retired.  I give my dad about 2 more months before he starts to go nuts.  My sister actually INVENTED her own disability, and the judge just gave it to her, cuz she was so damn convincing.  She calls it ACUTE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY SYNDROME.  She claims she can't afford Christmas presents this year, but I can.  I put an eight pack of toilet paper in a Samsung LCD monitor box (perhaps she will get the secret message) to bring her tidings of 2 ply comfort and joy.  I am basically gonna rely on my Jedi Powers to find my dad a last minute gift, and ditto for the stepmom.  My mom was easy, I got her a Snuggie.  Charo my parrot turns 11 years old on the nineteenth, and I look forward to seeing my cat Simone bouncing through the first snow, which we may get this Friday.  Last but not least, I turn a decrepit 48 years old on the thirteenth, how time flies...............
Title: Re: Old Post From Dec. 2004
Post by: Froderik on December 10, 2010, 11:22:58 AM
Happy birthday, 85 Day.
Good to see you still around here.
Title: Re: Old Post From Dec. 2004
Post by: dragonfly on December 10, 2010, 05:22:16 PM