Monday, July 18, 2016

71. Fearfully Reasonable
A few days later Mikey had an appointment with Josh, the evaluator from the nearest rehab.  Josh gave Mikey a form for describing his history of substance use.  As Mikey wrote and wrote, he became more and more uncomfortable.  When Mikey was done he handed the form across the desk to Josh.  Seeing the fear on Mikey’s face, Josh said, “I know a phlebotomist who passes out when he gets his blood drawn.  He draws blood all day – doesn’t bother him a bit.” 

“I don’t get your point,” Mikey said.

“It’s scarier when it’s personal.  I’ve seen too many people let that fear overcome reason.  They know people who beat whatever disease they have, but they freeze up like deer in headlights. They wait too long before taking reasonable steps to overcome their problems.  Don’t do that.  Take care of this problem now, no matter how scared you are.”

Today I won’t let fear overcome reason.

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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