You need to get out.
No, really. You need to bug off, and get out of here, now.
No, you can’t stay. You cause me trouble at work, trouble with my clients, trouble with my family, trouble with Cohiba, even. You bring out the worst in me.
Plus, Obstinance, you’re a bully. You choke up creativity and you stifle kindness. You completely abandon love and even responsibility.
While you did help after the accident, Tenacity and Determination and I could have done it without you. Actually, come to think of it, we did do it without you – you just tripped over our feet from time to time. If you hadn’t helped, I wouldn’t have cussed out my nurses. I wouldn’t have unlocked myself from the wheelchair and pulled myself back into bed (which was really dangerous, by the by). There’s a lot of stupid stuff I’ve done that I don’t like; I just did it because of you.
So, listen, it’s not me, it’s you, and it’s just not gonna work. Smell ya later.
(This break-up brought to you courtesy of the Daily prompt)
9 thoughts on “Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you”
Excellent post. I particularly like your differentiation between tenacity, determination, and obstinance. Good for you for setting the record straight. Otherwise, Obstinance gets away with posing-as and taking-credit-for all three.
You know, I didn’t even realize the distinction between tenacity, determination and obstinance until I was writing this. I realized that all the pride-fueled and angsty stuff came out of obstinance. Thanks for your comment; it just reinforces it for me. 🙂
Very nicely done 🙂