Gryphoemia


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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 22, 2002 at 22:40:49:

In reply to: Henna artist insult of the day... posted by Alissa on August 22, 2002 at 20:26:08:

Pussycat, you have Gryphoemia. Its a dreaded disease. It can't be
cured, though you can manage it. Gryphoemia kicks up when you've had
to be excruciatingly polite to people who deserve a kick in the teeth.

Zimra, Gwyn, Shanon and I have spent many hours under the Brushwood
henna tree exorizing our gryphoemia ... some people even like to hang
out with us just to join in the ranting because nearly everybody gets
gryphoemia. We compare gryphoemia instigators (this year I felt the
award should go to the bride Zimra and I did ... she was an ER nurse,
and boy did she ever have STORIES! (and, sir, you have NO IDEA how
all those candles got in THERE????)

I think working TEAM henna is a great help in gryphoemia prone
situations, because you MUST spend some time raving about just who is
in charge of cleaning out the gene pool, and why are they so obviously
slacking on the job. Any job that puts you into the public is bound
to give you gryphoemia. Lord knows Gwyn is in peril of getting
gryphoemia anytime she walks into work, but their "green room"
conversations keep them from felonious assault. Gryphoemia is a
loathesome disease, but it is manageable.

A wicked sense of humor will manage mild cases of gryphoemia. (The
mild cases brought on by hennaing the ADD poster child of the month,
or the blissninny who asks if you're good at henna because you're
channeling a past life experience).

If you've got a severe gryphoemia infestation, you've got to turn to
sterner stuff. I've heard that gryphoemia can be treated by shopping,
eating junk food, drinking to excess, and allowing yourself to be
possesed by Canadian Slut Demons for a few hours. All theoretical, of
course. No one I know has ever done such a thing after a 12 hour
shift slinging henna to hellspawn.

Can I offer you a tray of "death by chocolate" brownies, drenched in
Kahlua and brandy, draped with rasberry sauce? You'll feel much
better.

 


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