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Posted: 10/5/2004 7:34:08 AM EST
Do people normally dump their problems on you? Do they use you to voice their rants and grievances?

If someone were to do that, how would you handle the situation.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:36:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 7:36:23 AM EST by TheRedHorseman]
referring to yourself as a toilet bowl eh?

sounds like a German Shiezer(sp?) fetish to me
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:38:24 AM EST
It depends,

I listen, but if they really are just heaping shit on me, than I move on, or find something else to be interested in.

I want to help, but Im not a scratching post.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:38:47 AM EST
Dude, you are what you eat...
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:50:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:58:48 AM EST
never thought of it that way.

I' always happy to lend an ear to people.

What's on your mind?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:59:58 AM EST
I start ranting about the Metric System and they usually go away.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:08:19 AM EST
My friend and I used to say that - "Don't be dumping on me" or "I ain't your toilet bowl"


Just wondering how you handle it when people have "boundary" problems and dump their problems on you, esp. strangers or casual acquaintences.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:20:22 AM EST
This is old ground, best covered by the late great Sam Kinison... his term to describe what you're talking about was the "emotional tampon." And its pretty accurate:


I've become some kind of emotional tampon
that you need four or five days a month
when no one else will take your fucking bullshit.



Oh, and read this: www.chickenhead.com/features/tampon/
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:20:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By clean_cut:
Do people normally dump their problems on you? Do they use you to voice their rants and grievances?

If someone were to do that, how would you handle the situation.



yes they do and it's my job
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