So if I’m not in my room watching anime, studying in the library, having class or socializing (yes I do that now), usually I am either running desperately to get to work and arrive in a red, sweaty mess usually with a painfully throbbing ankle (sorry, injury).
I work as a monitor for one of the dorms, a job which basically entails sitting on my butt ‘monitoring the dorm’ /doing nothing for a few hours. Usually I study, watch buzzfeed, do art or catch up on a good book while I ‘work’.
Anyway, today my friend (we will call her Potato) was chilling with me in the monitor room. In the desk, I happened to find a folder of forms. These were referral forms for the counselors office, which students could fill out and give to the counselor if they want assistance for some problems.
Intrigued, I started reading some of the ‘problems’ out loud to Potato. Some of them were really weird. Issues like ‘sexually acting out’, ‘being easily distracted’, ‘swearing’, ‘lying’, ‘daydreaming’. We thought it was so funny, we were creating the different scenarios of the counselor and patient. I mean, can you imagine someone walking in like:
Counselor: ‘hi what’s your issue?’
Patient whose problem is swearing: ‘Fuck you know shit I just can’t stop fucking swearing fuck shit’
Patient whose problem is easily distracted: *wanders in
Counselor: ‘hi can I help you?’
Patient: *squints at her. ‘Why did I come in here?’ *scratches head. ‘Huh’.
Counselor: ‘you look lost. Can I help-‘
Patient:* wanders away.
Yeah. This is why I’ll never be a therapist.