Just after I ordered yarn today, Vince sat down next to me and began telling me about this book he’s reading and he thinks I should read it. The book is The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. Then he proceeded to tell me how me about your inner voice and how it will get you in trouble. I tried to tell him that my inner voice is nice and it doesn’t get me in trouble so I always listen to my inner voice. Then . . there was a rapid downward progression in the conversation.
He was telling me something about what causes us to be stressed – the book says you must objectively watch your problems instead of being lost in them. What? I have no problems. Most of this was in a joking way.
Me: I seriously have no problems!
Vince: You do! You want to live in Missouri.
Me: That isn’t a problem . . just because I think one thing is better for us than something else doesn’t make it a problem . . maybe my wanting to live in MO is YOUR problem and not MY problem!
Vince: So, really, you have no problems?
Me: Yes . . maybe . . I just ordered yarn.
Now . . things took a serious turn!
Vince: YOU ORDERED YARN? What about all the yarn you have already?
Me: None of that worked!
Then I explained that because of the credit, I only spent about $40 and that included a couple of needles AND after that purchase, I got a $30 credit so I really only spent $10.
Vince: A credit only matters if the money goes back into our account.
Me: That’s what your inner self is telling you! My inner self is saying “Wow! You have $30 more to spend on yarn!!”
His final words: You need to read the book!