Anyways, the story involves the multi-personalitied guy's benevolent therapist. She begins receiving urgent emails from one of the personalities, Barry, wanting to set up extra therapy appointments. Therapist sets up the appointments, but each time Barry arrives, he says something flippant like, "Oh, I dunno, I just had a weird moment, but all's good now. See you next week at our regular time..."
This happens several times, and eventually the kindly therapist realizes that there IS something up and that it's not Barry that's coming to the appointments, but rather, it's the devious Dennis impersonating personality Barry and saying everything's hunky doory! All the while, poor Barry is in there sending her these urgent emails! (Follow?)
So it was entertaining in a thriller kind of way. But I mention it here because... dun dun duuuuuuun...
I swear it's happening to me! HELP
Several weeks ago, a mom contacted me about tutoring her daughter. I've since met with the daughter four or five times - it's all kind of a blur - and EVERY time I meet with her, EVERYTHING'S FINE!
She doesn't have any questions about anything. She doesn't even bring class materials with her. She's personable enough and wants to talk about all kinds of things - most of which I'm not remotely interested in - that have nothing to do with her class. And I'm all, "then why the f...".
I've told them that she's not at all obligated to meet with me every week, just call or text when there's something she needs extra help with, and we'll schedule it, etc. So I get a call or a text from Mom, I show up, and NOTHING!
This happened again yesterday, and I'm so ready to just be done with these people. I think Mom thinks daughter needs lots of help, daughter doesn't think she needs much help, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. They probably fight over this the way moms and teenage daughters sometimes do, so I hear.
... it's really just one person.
Mom personality texts me, and daughter personality takes over and shows up for the appointment to assure me that everything is fine, and can we just talk about friends and weird teachers and what she did over the weekend?
Come to think of it, the fist time I met with Daughter, Mom said she would come along to meet me. But she ended up not coming to that or any other appointment. I've never spoken to her in person or seen the two of them together *GASP!*
Or, have I??
Things did not end well for the kindly therapist. Just sayin'...
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