PlusThirtyOne Posted June 24, 2016 Share Posted June 24, 2016 Today i learned my therapist thinks i'm an idiot, a pervert, a deviant, a pothead and morally corrupt. Well...he didn't say these things. -But he certainly didn't tiptoe around his opinions while we were going over our routine measurements and stretches. i've been seeing this therapist since May, twice a week. Up until now i only knew he had a kid, he went to church and he was in the Army. He usually likes to talk about me because it helps me keep my mind off the pain. While starting to work on my hand and fingers, he started talking about hand anatomy and the mechanics of how it all works and for once, he started off the appointment with a question: "Do you believe in evolution?" i -of course said, "Yup!", and he went totally blank faced. He suddenly goes off on a tirade about the Big Bang (which he clearly didn't understand), evolutionary theory (which he also hadn't a clue about), creation, the age of the planet, blah blah blah. -Like he was trying to teach me something or get me to "think". As if his wise words were going to make me say, "Gee, i never thought of that! Who MADE the Big Bang? DURRHURRHURR!". What was i going to say on response? The guy has my injured fingers in a fuckin' vice grip (which hurt like a bitch by the way). Without so much as a pause of silence, he starts going off about politics! Gun control! Gays! Trans bathrooms! Premarital sex! Freedom of this and that! (which is ironic because he kept on griping about taking away the freedoms of others) Without asking for any of my other opinions, he started on about the legalization of recreational drugs. Since i was no longer within his grip, i asked what his opinion was on medicinal cannabis and he kept going with, "Some people just want an excuse to get high!", (which i admit, he isn't wrong), "The dimwits who use the stuff for so-called-medicine are just fooling themselves and the government so they can get high. Weed doesn't cure anything. Users of that crap need to be thrown in jail!". To which i replied, "Well, actually... i just started using it for my spine disorder." Blank face. i think at that moment it all sunk in. He probably realized how much he said and the opinions he shared. i think he could tell that we weren't seeing eye-to-eye on ANY of his ramblings. Before much else was said, he finished up and said i was free to go. i think i still had 15 minutes to go. Super awkward. i got up, confirmed my appointment for next week and left. ...i wonder how my next appointment's gonna go. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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