Monday, July 6, 2009

Dr. Feel McCrappy

Everyone's favorite blogger, Mrs. Mouthy, brought it to my attention that Dr. Phil introduced Jennifer by saying she never felt sorry for herself a day in her life.  I didn't hear it, but I believe everything Mrs. Mouthy says, and also it totally sounds like something that idiot Phil would say,.    

I was just going to comment back on the actual related blog post (by the way, are you reading the comments?  They really are the best part of this blog) and leave it at that, but in the middle of my reply, I got mad.  Double-You-Tee-Eff, McGraw?  How is telling the world that the model for dealing with crap in your life is to never feel sorry for yourself and maybe just hang out with Robin McGraw on the Speakers Panel of Perfection going to help ANYONE??  I'm so tiffed I'm not even going to go back and fix the sentence structure of that statement.  Stupid Phil, ruining the integrity of my blog... 

I don't think Jennifer Rothschild ever said she never complained about her situation.  Maybe she did, but I doubt it.  I think Phil is just really bad at television segues and talking to people who are going through hard times.  Wait, what's he famous for again?

The thing that makes me mad is that that's a harmful statement to make.  According to "The Doc" (I use the term affectionately, of course) if you're having a hard time dealing with something, you're already screwing it up.  Nice.  That's like telling a baby, learning to walk, that walkers don't ever fall down.  First, it's 100% unhelpful, and secondly, it's completely untrue.  

Ugh... I'm done thinking about it.  I'm so over you, Baldy McMustache, and I wasn't even under you.

5 comments:

ebv said...

I noticed him say that and I was waiting for your explosive reply... but nothing. I figured you were just admiring her strength. I should have known better.

monika said...

how can somebody never feel sorry for themselves a day in their life? Is she not human? seriously that statement cant even be true. Or maybe I am just may more of a failure at life than I thought I was and nobody else thinks their situation is a little crappy at times. I think its ok Renee and human to get mad or sad when bad things happen. It just depends on if you let those feelings overtake and become who you are or if you deal with them eventually and move on because that is life and you gotta live it.

mrsmouthy said...

I'm sorry; I just keep re-reading the first part of your first sentence over and over again. It's so beautifully put!

diane said...

That is so weird - I have never felt sorry for myself either. Maybe it's because my life has been filled with Cool ever since I was born, and the cool has ripened into Awesome. But that's just me. You know - Perfect.

mrsmouthy said...

I also heart Diane.