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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Some people just love when you get sick!

       How about those people that absolutely light up like a Christmas tree when they hear you coughing or sneezing? They delight in the fact that you maybe slightly under the weather? At this point, I ususally brace myself for the statement that you know is coming and they cant wait to say...." sounds like you got what's been going around". 

Then they love to give you the list of all the sick people they know within a 300 miles radius.... The funny thing is that usually these are the type of people that can't remember what they ate for dinner the night before, but can recount the horror of others sickness with exactly detail!!  No matter what time of the year it is, or what is actually happening... these people always say the same thing.." There's a lot of stuff going around right now"...

Usually what happens next is they tell you what you have how long you will be sick and what you need to do to get over it... But the whole time you can see that they love the fact that you are suffering... Especially if they know you train or workout or try to be a healthy person... You know the type..

I usually just deny being sick or feeling bad... and I take it another step which completely stupefies these misery lovers... I say, I never get sick... That usually ends the stories they keep ready in their holsters for time like this...

What is really going around is a word that I re-learned this week... 

schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\ , noun:
A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

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