Me: Oh my God! When did that happen? Why didn't I get an email.
Me: Oh, you mean I need to extend my service. I knew about that. I was waiting for payday. But why are you giving me a warning that it's currently suspended.
Weebly: Currently suspended, expiring soon.. it's like you say tomato and I say tomato.
Weebly: No, not really. Actually, our marketing team has decided to use scare tactics to get people to renew.
Me: Really? Hows that working?
Weebly: Soso. Siteground has created a page that tells our users this is a prefect time to change hosts.
Me: I was thinking the same thing, but I'm going to wait until this ball of irritation passes and then decide.
Weebly: Hey now, we're just trying to prevent churn. (Churn is the rate users quit us.)
Me: Head-desk, head-desk.
1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune: He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job.
2. earnest but tense desire; eagerness: He had a keen anxiety to succeed in his work.
3. Psychiatry. a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.
Synonyms Douglas anxiety.
Micheal J. Douglas
Escalator anxiety I'm going to get you.
I suffered from this. (Hey, they're dangerous.)
Anxiety: See, I was right.
The also are infested with sharks.
Now I have empty wallet anxiety.
Yell at your anxiety Kicking anxiety in the ass.
Anxiety is a voice in your head. It sends us a message that things are not right. But if you're like me, it never shuts up.
Me: "Shut up!"
Roommate: "Who are you yelling at."
Me: "Myself. Why?"
Roommate: "I don't know.... Because it's weird that's why."
Me: "You wanna know what's weird?"
Roommate: "Please, no."
Me: "Yelling works."
Anxiety is sneaky Never say never
If you're like me, you spend an enormous amount of effort convincing the voice of impending doom that nothing is going to happen and then a guy walks up to you and says:
"Hi, I'm you're stalker."
And it was creepy enough when he did it outside your house. But, when you reaching into your closet and he hands you your favorite dress, anxiety takes over.
Is this really what I want to wear? What necklace should I wear with it? Also, what's my stalker doing in my closet?
ps. This never happened.
And that's anxiety
How about you? What's anxiety to you?
The older I get the more I believe there is no such thing as a bad word. Still, I rarely use expletives in my daily vocabulary. This link about shit amused me. It amused me more so because I live abroad and a lot of this is simply lost in translation. Koreans hear the word used in English movies so often they think Americans say shit all the time. So shouting "ice cream" and "Oh, shit!" will get a relatively equal response. And shouting "Baskins!" will stop traffic.
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and 17 chickens.
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018