A lesson in GAD communication

One thing to know about my GAD is that he yells a lot, he doesn't mean too and I don't mean that the yelling is negative, rather the opposite it is quite amusing. And really maybe more than yelling he merely asks simple questions in sort of an accusatory way. Sample conversation. GAD: What kind of ducting do you have in your house, flexible or rigid? Me: I don't know. GAD: Why don't you know!!! Me: Uh.... I don't know anything about ducts in general, I studied Spanish. GAD: (not willing to give up, becomes more agitated) Well is it square or round? (Insert impatient tone here) Me: Uh, let me look at the picture.... uh it's round GAD: Oooh, okay round. (Insert pleased placated/wise, all knowing and slightly mysterious tone here)

So I don't know if it's clear from my sample dialogue but it really is very funny. Especially if you know that it's not personal, and if you know any GAD you would understand it's not personal. I find the Chhimi is quite similar to my father in this respect. Sample conversation.

Chhimi: Where do you want to go for lunch? (Although this is only the beginning of the conversation Chhimi is already expressing a slight air of irritation) Me: Uh, I don't know. Chhimi: Fine! Evil eyes(that's me) can't make a decision! (Chhimi also favors third person as a communicative device) Me: Chhimi, it's 9:30 in the morning Chhimi: Whatever, Chhimi's going to be hungry at lunch. Me: Uh, okay, How about Paesanos? Chhimi: I hate pasta, but fine, whatever you want. Me: Well we can go somewhere else... Chhimi: No evil eyes must have her way, see you at 12:00

What can I say? It's a GAD, GAD world!!!! And I wouldn't have it any other way!

Posted on May 6, 2007 and filed under Maghanoy Madness.