Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Living with a Panopticon

I'm going a bit nuts here.

I can be having a conversation with X, and Y walks in, and insists on asking what we're talking about and being caught up. The same thing happens if Y is in the next room over and I'm chatting with X. What? What? What?

I have an evil urge to say that we're discussing masturbation, and I'm wondering if Y prefers a vibrator or not. Did I mention I'm evil?

Y also keeps a fairly constant running commentary on everything, most of it negative. No one is up to snuff, especially me. I'm so tired of being compared to a couple relatives. No, I'll never be as wonderful as they are. I get it. Thanks.

Hope whatever holidays and new year's stuff you celebrate is lovely!

I wish I could just stay home and be by myself.


  1. Be careful what you wish for. I'm on my own this year for the holidays, and it pretty much sucks. Sometimes the inconvenience and interruption of your alone time is really worth it.

    Happy holidays.

  2. At first I thought, "Who would do that?" and then I realized "Of course--relatives!" We have some Y types in my family, and although they're hard to bear in person, they make good "you'll laugh about this later" fodder. I hope your Y is like that.

  3. Definitely go with the masturbation. Or if the offending relative is a man, menstruation is always good.

    Or - try this: We were talking about you and your emotional problems.

    Or - Why do you need to know?

    Or - total silence.

    Or - stay home, don't give any excuses.

  4. oh, yeah -- relatives.

  5. Ahhhh. There is no cure for this. Only leaving.

    But good luck keeping your cool and hope that you enjoy the holidays regardless! :)