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Small Change

Things change. People, places, things. That’s life. No change means stagnation.

Stagnation? Bring it on. I hate change. Change is for other people. I’ll happily stagnate, thank you very much.

Small Change

Small Change. Lunch is on me!

Last week brought me change in abundance. Nothing major, just small changes, but lots all at once.

These are all things which wouldn’t even be an issue for 99.9% of the population. They’d look at me as if I were mad.

I was already in a bad head space. A website we’ve been working on for months was about to go live and I was in a right state.

In my mind,Β I make a small error in the code. Everything goes wrong. The world ends.

(Please note – I don’t program nuclear missile systems. Therefore the world is not actually in any danger.)

Here’s the “small change” part. Along with this going on:

  • The road near my house is under repair. Bits keep getting closed. I need this road to get to work, otherwise I’d need toΒ change my route.
  • The supermarket where I do my weekly shop has been refitted. The parking system has changed and everything inside has moved around.
  • The petrol station where I fill up my car every fortnight has closed for a refit for up to 28 weeks. I will need to get my petrol elsewhere.
  • And the icing on the cake – the barber I have been visiting since I was but a little lad is closing! Nooooooo.

Too much change in such a short time. So what happened?

  • The website’s fine.
  • The road works have yet to deny me access to work.
  • I found everything in the supermarket without any trouble.
  • I bought petrol at the garage around the corner.
  • My hairdresser is moving 5 doors down and has given me her card so I can book my next appointment.

So, no need to panic, then. I knew there never really was, but my stupid brain keeps going off on one. It’s not under my control in these situations. It won’t listen to reason.

Does anyone have the number of aΒ really good psychiatrist?

  1. Gilraen
    April 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I can so relate to this Sometimes too many things are happening at once and you just can’t keep enough distance and reality blurs. Just as we’ll that in most cases our mind is playing tricks and reality is the easiest part of it.


    • April 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Exactly, the reality is never as bad as the disaster scenarios my brain provides!


  2. April 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    That’s alright, dear. I already look at you as if you were mad. πŸ˜›


    • April 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Me, mad? Hee hee wibble wibble hat stand πŸ™‚


      • April 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        I concur. πŸ™‚


  3. April 22, 2013 at 7:19 am

    These things can become really stressful. Hope the situation improves. Pity about your barber too.


    • April 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Thanks, hopefully things will now stabilise! At least I can still get my hair cut by the same person, even if it is under a different system in a different shop – she’ll be at the back of a tattoo parlour so I’ll have to make sure I sit in the correct seat πŸ˜‰


  4. Serena
    April 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

    It’s not change that is the problem so much as unnecessary change (or just the end of something). Businesses, government departments, products, systems, they all feel they must justify their existance. They’re obliged to ‘move forward’ or re-invent themselves usually at the customers expence and inconvenience. I am split on this question because in certain things I am rigid, like what and when I eat, sleep, watch TV but aesthetically I need to see new things around me, discover new people, places, hobbies… but I’m not a trend setter, more a trend bender. Glad you made it through πŸ™‚


    • April 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Yes, very true. Many corporations, governments etc. do change just so that it looks like they’re moving forward when the only actual impact is another 10,000 pounds of taxpayer/consumer money so that the new brand gets put on the new stationery 😦
      Change for change’s sake. Although to be fair, my supermarket did seriously need a refit.


  5. February 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I’m so with you on this. Change in the supermarket is high on my list and don’t even go down the barber route….
    That said, things usually aren’t as bad as you think they will be, a vivid imagination can be a terrible burden sometimes! Once a fretter always a fretter, I guess! Pleased everything turned out fine for you in the end.


    • February 22, 2015 at 8:25 am

      One of my greatest fears is having to change barber 😦
      Things are always worse in my head.

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