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Interactions

It was one of those days. You know, when things just don’t seem to be going right. I don’t mean that everything was going wrong, really. Physical things actually went pretty smoothly. It was my interactions with humans that took a turn for the worse that day.

I’m not really sure what happened, but it happened all, day, long. Every time I talked to someone, the conversation became intense . . . in person, in texts and on social media.

It started at my doctor’s office. I saw my usual physician to discuss a health issue from my past that recently reoccurred. Now, I’ve always liked this doctor. We have a good rapport, or at least I thought we did. I was explaining to her the history of this problem from before I started seeing her, and she snapped at me. I guess she didn’t want to know the entire history. She just wanted to know the present symptoms. Should I not have gone there?

Then, I wrote a comment on my facebook page. Nothing to do with politics whatsoever. Just a comment about a neighbor of mine. Umm, completely was taken out of context. Did I write it wrong?

There were a couple other minor incidents with people (in my life) who I contacted by phone or by text.

Later that day, I replied to a tweet, and that went sour, too. After all the other mishaps, I should’ve known better not to engage.

I confess when I say, I took it personally. Please don’t misunderstand. I’m not looking for sympathy. This is one of my introspective posts. I believe in being self-aware about situations. So, since there was so much going wrong that day, I couldn’t help but think it was me.

I think many people go through times when they feel unloved. To me, much of society appears to feel unloved these days, vocalizing for the world to hear how they feel mistreated, cheated and victimized. I understand that kind of hurt. At the same time, being an introspective person, I always look to myself to see where I could be contributing to any issues that occurred. Is there something I could do better? Should I merely remain aware when dealing with certain people and not internalize? When we look to outside sources for acceptance and love, we have to realize it won’t always happen.

I’m not someone who relies on astrology in any way. That day when all of my conversations went sour, I joked with my husband that I should’ve checked my horoscope before I started my day. The next morning, just for kicks, I decided to go back and check that bad day’s horoscope.


Hmm. Maybe I should check ahead more often. 😉

Ever have one of those days when somehow communication with other humans just doesn’t seem to go well?

 

19 thoughts on “Interactions”

  1. Sounds like you had a really lousy day. Sometimes I have them too. Sometimes I’m more sensitive and other times maybe someone else is having a bad day. A year ago, my beloved doctor of many years retired and I saw his replacement. I had a few questions and she snapped at me as if I was stupid. I let it go but it didn’t set right. I saw her this year (her second chance) and she was totally different. Maybe she was having a really bad day. Too bad it translated into a bad appointment for me. Hope your next horoscope says you will come into a lot of money!

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    1. Hi Kate. Thank you for understanding and sharing your story. I was hoping that my doctor was just having a bad day, too. She is a person who likes you to get straight to the point, so at least I know not to pussyfoot around anymore. It happened a couple of weeks ago, so things are better since.

      I like that idea about my horoscope and coming into money. 😉

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  2. Many of us are sensitive beings, no matter how thick we think our skin is. We try to tell ourselves not to let these types of things get to us, but they do. If you’re like me, they seep in and linger in your mind all day. So I know how you feel. I envy my husband who muses about something and then poof, he lets it go.

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    1. Ha, yes, men are definitely made differently than women in so many ways. My husband is the same as yours.

      To expand on what you said, I think that encounter with the doctor lingered like a dark cloud, and so I may have been more sensitive with my other encounters.

      Thank you for your understanding comment.

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  3. I’m sorry your day was so hard, Lori. I agree that “when we look to outside sources for acceptance and love, we have to realize it won’t always happen.” Very true.

    I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

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  4. Oh yes – I’ve had days like that. And like you, I want to be as objective as I can about it and do some self-examination. Usually, I find myself at fault – I’m the testy one. Other times, people get upset at me because I’ve had to call them on something (at work – I’m an administrator) and I know that I’ve done what I needed to.
    Facebook and other social media can be terrible though – I agree with Jill’s comment. Funny how the horoscope was right. 🙂

    I hope you’re having a better day today. 🙂

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    1. Hi Lynette. Yeah, I think that doctor’s visit just set the tone for the rest of my day. I may have been a little more sensitive to things after that. Who knows. I was shocked when I read that horoscope though. Heh. Thanks for nice wishes. That bad day happened a couple of weeks ago, and my health issue is getting better.

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  5. I think we all have days like that, and it seems the more we look for things that went wrong, the more we find. It’s like Friday the 13th. I think it’s just an ordinary day but if you look hard enough you’ll find a lot of things that didn’t go perfectly right.

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    1. Hi Anneli. To expand on what you said, I think I was carrying that funky energy after the unexpected response from my doctor, and it just made everything else seem worse than usual. I wish it was easy to find a doctor for these rare health issues of mine. This doctor is a smart one compared to so many others I sought. I’m hoping she just had a bad day. The good news is, my issue is improving.

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    1. Hi Jill. I wish it was that easy to switch to a new doctor. Everyone’s situations are different. Finding a good doctor for my rare health issues is a trick. It can be depressing. I’ve had this doctor since I moved back, and she has been quite smart at figuring out how to treat certain things (not all). I’m hoping she just had a bad day. No one really steals my joy. It’s always there inside of me. Just sharing about one bad day that happened a couple of weeks ago. Bad days pass, as did this one. The good news is, the health issue I saw her for is improving. Not 100% better yet, but getting there. For her specific specialty, she knows her stuff.

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    1. Hi CountryBoy. Yeah, I expect there to be judgmental people on occasion, but all in one day? Whew. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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    1. Hi Annika. This happened a couple of weeks ago, so thankfully it was just one bad day. Very odd how my horoscope matched up with what happened.

      Thank you for the nice comment. 🙂

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