Bitch on the Blog

April 25, 2011

Dr King Con – Psychiatry and Neurology Department

Filed under: Psychology — bitchontheblog @ 05:18

Let’s start the day how I mean to go on: Oh, Jean, I can’t begin to tell you how much Con has just managed to make me laugh. He is SO predictable it makes me snort (not with derision but delight at his usual folly).

This is with reference to Con’s comment on Ramana’s girl in the park and her attachment to her mirror. He says, in one of his usual fine summing-ups of anything that doesn’t quite fit his picture of the world “Pathological and sad”. Con, let me address you direct since I find it tasteless to sneak around behind people’s backs and foulmouth them: What is it with you and ‘pathologizing’ everything? Are you sure you are an expert on things “sanity”? Particularly since quite a few of your CONsortium’s members freely admitted between last Friday and now that they consider themselves anything between “crazy and insane”, possibly even ‘mad’ (Have forgotten now). Con – as you know – I am confident, even when not quite sure how best to deal with dung beetles,  but I would never have your audacity to label people as you keep doing. Where do you actually take that impertinence from? Even someone trained and experienced in matters of the soul will – professional ethics – go a little more easy than you when slapping on a diagnosis.

Now, Con, there is no need for your blood pressure to rise at reading the above. A little friendly pointer more a cooling compress to a feverish forehead. NONE of us, not even you, Con, is above putting their foot into it, making an arse of themselves. If there is one difference between you and me, Con, and I pride myself on it, that I will freely admit that I get things wrong, that I don’t always manage to get my message across.  That, as much as I hope to please, I also upset. You DON’T. You appear, please note I said “appear” so there is some room for error on my part, to have certainties I think – actually, let me think for a moment – border on the, I know, pathological. Good stuff, isn’t it, when the oversized boot is on the wrong foot?

Kiss, kiss,




  1. Yes, I have to admit I laughed at that one too. I suppose it does simplify life to slap labels on people. It used to bother me when my husband oversimplified people and situations. Then I learned to laugh, kiss him on the forehead and say, “Andy, you’re such a reductionist.” If he asked I would explain why his simplified picture didn’t describe everything that I saw going on. It wasn’t a matter of who was right and who was wrong, it was his certainty when tossing out the fascinating complexity that bothered me.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — April 25, 2011 @ 05:37 | Reply

    • Jean, what a tender account: Your husband is a lucky man.

      Thank you so much for introducing the word “reductionist” into my life. I knew there was something missing. How the hell did I manage without it for so LONG? It’s perfect. The way you use it the twinkle being palatable.

      Without wishing to sheer all sheep with the same comb but men, on the whole, are good at reducing things. One of the reasons I can’t do without them. And why they make such wonderful chefs: The art of making a sauce lies in the reduction. And not taking your eye off it whilst doing so.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — April 25, 2011 @ 10:11 | Reply

  2. Everyone gave their opinion & some were SUPPOSE to be funny. This was Con’s opinion. He’s probably right. It’s probably pathological to look in a mirror at yourself for an hour & a half.

    He won’t be reading this. I don’t think he goes here anymore.

    Comment by bikehikebabe — April 26, 2011 @ 21:31 | Reply

    • Do not kid yourself, BHB. Of course, Con does [go here]; as does GM despite all protestations. Few people will have the will to resist their vanity and the glow to be center of attention.

      Kiss, hug and, my dear BHB, stop worrying about other people’s hang ups.


      Comment by Ursula — April 26, 2011 @ 21:50 | Reply

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