Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I Have a Pressing Question.

Who's the timid woman? And who told her she could inhabit my body?

Since matriculating at Microburg U., I have noticed a number of unpleasant changes in my personality, and my sleep patterns. (Sleep? Ha! Must be one of those crazy post-modern European concepts. You know, like 'free time,' 'cultural literacy,' and 'sex.') Anyway, the changes have generally been phases that I've experienced before, and know will eventually pass. This new person, however, is someone I neither recognize nor like. She's deferential and weird. She has no self-confidence. I'm not certain about this, but I think she might be passive-aggressive. Honestly, it would be a relief if I knew she were passive-aggressive, because she behaves liked a whipped puppy. If she were my student, I would take her aside and tell her to toughen up. I would also secretly hate her.
What's happening here?


Ancrene Wiseass said...

I dunno, but whoever she is, she keeps doing that body-snatcher thing with me every once in a while, too.

a la Twisty, I blame the patriarchy.

Bardiac said...

That doesn't sound like either of you!

laurelin said...

She takes me over sometimes. But she's only ever a temporary visitor. hugs.

HeoCwaeth said...

AW- I hadn't thought of it, but the Patriarchy probably has a lot to do with this horrible woman. Sort of a sub-conscious wish to be "a good girl."

Bardiac- It's the feminist version of "Mr. Hyde," I think.

Laurelin - Yay! I can't wait til she goes. I've been trying to threaten her into scramming.

Bardiac said...

It's always useful to blame the patriarch! :)

Ancrene Wiseass said...

It's pretty much always "Good Girl Syndrome" which triggers this behavior in me, anyway.

Stupid old patriarchy!