How Could That Possibly Help?

August 11th, 2010

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing episode of The Thursday Blog where we focus on the words:

Help – noun – to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need.

The Thursday Blog – noun – to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a transformation from everyday life to the epitome of awesomeness.

Combine these two together and you have an near-perfect guide that can provide help in all situations, unless you are in need of physical help (i.e.) stranded at sea and trying to use your laptop as a floatation device.

Today we are going to discuss a certain breed of people. These people are usually not that close to you, in fact sometimes they don’t even know your name. These people seem to be pop out of nowhere when you least expect it and after encountering them we are all filled with the same question:

“How Could That Possibly Help?”

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Some time ago that could of been yesterday but I won’t go on record saying that in the effort to cover up the evidence if the person I am about to talk about says “I read what you said about me in your blog” and I can say “what, I was talking about someone some time ago”…Anyway yesterday I was somewhere that may or may not be work. Once again covering my tracks. After finishing checking my work emails, I went to get a cup of tea. A colleague asked me how my Little Princess was going. Now when someone asks me how my baby is, or how married life is my face starts to glow. Once again I was lost for words thinking about my family and I simply said “She is perfect”. This answer was good enough for my colleague but not good enough for someone else that just walked into the room.

“That won’t last!!!!”

Slightly taken back I smiled nervously with the expression of ‘what?’

“How old is she?”
I answered his question to which he quickly replied ““You’ve got 18 months left. Enjoy it, then she will be at the terrible two’s”.

Now this guy was obviously joking around and I could tell he loved his kids because he finished with “I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but still, watch out”; but the whole thing left me thinking “How could that possibly help”?

What is it about humans that we think that if we have a tough time with something, that somebody else should have an equally tough time. It is usually something that the person has been though, dealt with, gotten past therefore doesn’t effect them anymore; yet they still tell their story and claim it will happen to others. If you haven’t encountered these people before now, then one way to meet them is to get married.

I remember being asked how long I was married for. At the time I proudly said 3 months to which I set off three different ladies with their horror stories:

They all start with an outlandish statement that they think fits all couples -
“Oh the first two years are the worst. You will fight like cats and dogs”.

Then they move onto an outrageous story -
“One time we were yelling and my husband had had enough so he ran into the bedroom and barricaded himself in. He pushed the wardrobe, the desk, and the chest of drawers in front of the door”.

Then they throw you a little bone -
“But it gets better after that”.

Really, does your husband only use the desk to lock himself in with now??!!

But there is one target that is bigger than them all. This target is so tempting for those people that even if they are complete strangers walking in the street they can’t help but say something. The target is a Pregnant Lady.

How many people feel it necessary to share their horror stories about their labour to expecting mothers. Seriously! This women is about to experience the miracle of bringing life into the world and she has some unknown person on a bus say how her waters never broke and she was in labour for 4 and a half weeks. HOW COULD THAT POSSIBLY HELP!!!!

If you are facing something unknown, your first day at work, you’re expecting a child, recently engaged, just put a deposit on a house, started a diet, or whatever it is, let me tell you this. You are going to do great. There are thousands of people out there that have done all these things and it worked out fine. Listen to them, not the random few that could sell their story to Stephen King.

Have Fun.

Dan

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3 Responses to “How Could That Possibly Help?”

  1. Sonny Says:

    Its true!!! hahaha

  2. Wayne Stocks Says:

    You know, this is a great story, and I remember when all my stories were this good, but….

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