Shower Thoughts

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Two burning questions from the archives of my brain.

1. Once you get rabies, do you develop antibodies that keep you from getting it again? I mean, because we all go around getting bitten by rabid animals.

2. When does telling someone the truth cross over into just being a bitch?

Inquiring minds want to know.

10 comments:

carrster said...

What I want to know is - where those two ponderances (is that a word?) from the same shower? Or just questions you go back to...because girl, you are all over the place!

BrianAlt said...

Amazing how related these two questions are (can be?).

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I'm not sure about rabies ... I try to stay away from it.

But, I think it's all in your delivery. Come off cocky, self-promoting and disinterested and you might just be a bitch. Approach the topic being sensitive to its subject matter and your audience and the words you're using and you just might be heard.

Jeff D'Antonio said...

I think after you get rabies once, you tend to stay away from rabid animals after that. I don't know if anyone's ever gotten it twice. That said, since dogs and cats need a booster shot every year or so, I'm guessing any natural antibodies would disappear over time too. So you might be safe for awhile, but you could probably get it again after a few years.

On the honesty/bitch thing...hmmm. I think someone already said this, but it's all in your delivery. Say what you need to say, but how you say it is just as important.

Lemmonex said...

I think bitches intentionally try to inflict pain.

Allie said...

I like Lemmonex's answer on the bitch question. I have a friend who pretty much says exactly what comes to mind the second she thinks of it with absolutely no filter. And now that I've known her long enough to know that there isn't any ill will associated with it, I've come to appreciate her candor and honesty. She is a fantastic shopping buddy, because she will say, without hesitation, "You cannot pull that off."

MsDarkstar said...

If you manage to survive getting rabies, I'd think you'd have antibodies (because you'd have been getting the shots to keep you from having The Death).

And I think that alot of the truth/being a bitch is in intent. If you are telling someone the truth because you think they sincerely need to know and not just because you're trying to be hurtful ("I'm only telling you this FOR YOUR OWN GOOD").

That's why it's hard when you have to decide to tell someone something like that you know their spouse is cheating on them. You don't want to say it without proof and there's a good chance that the person being told is going to deny it anyhow but you have to weigh how it will impact the relationship if they find out on their own AND find out that you knew and didn't say anything.

"Jo" said...

As far as I'm concerned, there's telling the truth for the sake of telling it, and there's telling the truth for the sake of making a point. It becomes bitchy when people's feelings aren't taken into consideration and it isn't formulated in a suitable manner.
Well, that's what I think anyway.

Summer said...

1. Now you have me going crazy trying to find out. Every medical reference I own will be out tonight. Did you ask the Good Doctor? I must know.

2. Haven't figured that one out either. Recently, I've just started biting my tongue entirely. It's horrible!

buffalodick said...

I'll answer number two with a joke that sems to fit.. Little kid asks his Dad the difference between a pussy and a c*nt.. Dad answers "A pussy is warm, soft, and inviting... a c*nt is what surrounds it"..Don't hit me!