Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Enigmas

Some clients are just hard to figure out. Some, I'm not even sure why they are attending sessions. Maybe just to talk some things out, or just to have human contact, or...I don't know.

When a person doesn't even have a particular thing they wish was different about their lives or themselves, theirs can be a difficult case to approach: "...a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma..." (Wrapped in buttered bacon, no doubt.)

A friend working in a multinational setting stated, "I thought my client was alexithymic. After a while I came to realize he's just Scottish." An anecdote with a very narrow target audience.

3 comments:

Eph Zero said...

It made me laugh, even before I looked up "alexithymic."

Big Al said...

I can't even tell you how that makes me feel.

Eph Zero said...

I couldn't wait to tell this to my piper friend, and of course, it made him laugh too.