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Friday, August 05, 2005

A Plea From The Management: The Rules

About 18 months ago I went through a little bit of a bad patch in the romance department, as opposed to the barren patch which I am currently travelling through. During this car crash/accident scene/horror movie period in my life (moi? over-dramatic? NO!) I came up with a list of rules which should govern all my actions from here to forever after. I printed them out and stuck them on my wardrobe and my mirror so they could stay with me when I was weak (which is often). I even toyed with the idea of writing a short story based on each of them.

Then I slowly stopped reading them. They were taken off the wardrobe and condensation caused a slow disintergration of them in the bathroom. I became complacent.

I could cope. Couldn't I?

This week has shown that I am currently racing with faulty brakes towards what looks like an oil slick on the Heartbreak Highway. I am hoping it is just weakness brought on by a cold and the slick is really just spilled olbas oil. But just in case and to help me avoid it, I am re-stating The Rules.

The Rules

1. Stop obsessing
2. Stop trying to romanticise things
3. There is NO double meaning in what he says
4. Be objective - if this was happening to a friend what would you tell them
5. Be yourself, don't apologise
6. His loss

If you would all please remember to SLAP ME with these if I seem to be straying from them.
The Management thanks you all for your time and hopes normal service will return soon.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Any time, dearest. Any time.

Remember The Rules! The Rules are The Truth!

Biddy said...

I know!! I am trying to stick to them but I was tired and I had no Julie in the country to slap me!!

Kate Walker said...

Definitely - but *definitely* his loss!!

I'm quite prepared to slap you any time Julie's not in the country - and Dylan will come and sort you out too

Biddy said...

Much splapping due to come my way then if I slip. :)