Thursday, December 13, 2007

what if this is as good as it get?...


Melvin bursts in on the psychiatrist and emits one word.

DOCTOR If you want to see me you will not do this. You will make an appointment...
MELVIN Explain to me how you can diagnose someone as "obsessive compulsive disorder" and then act like I have any choice in barging in.
DOCTOR There's not going to be a debate. You must leave.

The Doctor moves into the hallway, forcing Melvin to follow.

MELVIN You said you could help me -- what was that -- a tease?
DOCTOR I can help you if you take the responsibility to keep regular app --

MELVIN (suddenly) You changed the room around...
DOCTOR Two years ago...

Melvin shakes his head -- as if things weren't bad enough he must go through a careful exercise noting every new element before he's at all comfortable... as he studies each object.

The Doctor is professionally intrigued despite himself.

DOCTOR I also regrew my beard...but you're not interested in changes in me... so it's like I always told you... when it comes to people you...

MELVIN Shhhhhhh. I don't have this mountain of available time... I got to get to my restaurant on time. Do you know how hard it is for me to be here?

DOCTOR Yes. (as Melvin starts for the office) No.


More PATIENTS in the almost-crowded waiting room.

Melvin passes through -- visibly drawn and upset. He stops. Eyes on them. Then:

MELVIN (to other patients) What if this is as good as it gets?

They look stricken. He exits.


This is where I was. Apparently you can say the same thing looking down as you can looking up....its just the perspective thats different.

And so I walked up and down the flight of stairs that run outside my office. Furiously repeating," What are these words in my head, how do I get caught up with some junk I see on TV that have no relevance to real life? But wait..what if it wasnt event junk. What if this IS as good as it got? "

My gtalk status now had the words that had been running riot in my head.

and then began the counselling.

I think Ive seen ppl have therapy sessions based on ideas of what somethin meant to them. You showed someone a tree and ask them, what do u see here?

Only here i didnt ask, but ppl poured me a glass of what they were thinking....

A at 10:42am: if this is as good as it gets.....quit while you are ahead...

At 11:58 pm C says : dude the possible answer to ur status is... " then this is where I want it all to end "

P at 2:48pm: then ur basically screwed...

S at 5:05pm: if this is as good as it gets, you should make the best of the opportunity...

3 positives out of four....looks like this really is the season to be jolly..

Happy holidays everyone! Wish u all a merry christmas and a happy new year....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mental illness is a neurological No-Fault Brain Disease. The symptoms usually present themselves between the ages of 16 and 25. When we speak of mental illness we usually refer to schizophrenia, manic depression or bi- polar disorder, severe depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic anxiety attacks.

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