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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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'The hospital bought 50 of them to help with the nursing shortage.'
"Sometimes I live in the country. Sometimes I live in town. And sometimes I take a great notion to jump in the river and drown."
Tags:ventriloquist, ventriloquists, ventriloquism, dummy, dummies, dunk, dunks, dunking, bucket, buckets, drown, drowns, drowning, jump in the river, jumps in the river, jumping in the river, suicidal, suicidal thought, suicidal thoughts, mask, masks, masking, psychological problem, depressed, depression, clinical depression, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms
"I sleep poorly anyway, so you might as well put me in high-risk investments."
Tags:finance, financial planner, financial planners, financial advisor, financial advisors, sleep, sleeps, sleeping, poorly, sleep poorly, invest, invests, investing, investment, investments, high-risk, high-risk investment, high-risk investments, anxious, anxiety, high anxiety, stress, stressful, stressed out, lifestyle, lifestyles, cope, copes, coping, manage, manages, managing
Coping with ducks
"And now a correction: Portions of last night's story on diving mules which were read with an air of ironic detachment should actually have been presented with earnest concern."
Tags:correction, corrections, redaction, redactions, redacted, take back, takes back, taking back, detached, detachment, ironic, irony, modern life, modern attitude, modern attitudes, anchorman, anchormen, hipster, hipsters, earnest, earnestness, tragedy, tragedies, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, diving mule, diving mules
"That's my survival kit. It has a meditation tape, aspirin and rose-coloured glasses."
"Memoir, Chapter 1. At times, I think I may have never fully gotten over the death of my parents..."
Tags:memoir, memoirs, superhero, superheroes, trauma, traumas, orphan, orphans, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, psychology, deep-seated, issue, issues, death, deaths, death in the family, understatement, understatements, understate, understates, understating, parent, parents, die, dies, dying, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, work through it, working through it, autobiography, autobiographies, story, stories, personal story, personal stories, confession, confessions, confessional
"What's your secret of self-quarantining for YEARS and staying sane?"
Tags:interview, interviews, interviewing, cat, cats, self-isolate, self-isolating, self-isolation, quarantine, quarantines, quarantining, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, pandemic, pandemics, years, day, days, sane, sanity, crazy, going crazy, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, nature, independent, independence, introvert, introverted, lonely, alone
'Have you tried enjoying the aches and pains?'
"I just don't have it in me today..." "Well, aren't you the lucky one."
Tags:bad day, bad days, having a bad day, having bad days, misanthrope, misanthropes, misanthropy, angry, anger, anger management, bitter, snark, snarky, snarky response, over it, being over it, can't take it any more, pedantic, pedantic conversation, pedantic conversations, cliche, cliches, frustration, frustrated, coping, cope, sick, sickness, illness, ill, mental state, mental stages, emotion, emotions, emotional, emotional reaction, reaction, overreact, overreaction
"Hello, I'd like to order a telephone."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, cell, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, tech, technological, technologies, obsess, obsessed, obsession, addict, addiction, phone addiction, muscle memory, cope, coping, copes, coped, businessmen, businessman, modern life, working world, modern, modern world
'We'll need to be strictly honest while our shredders are down.'
"Educational TV is for people who are unable to cope with real TV."
Tags:education, educations, educate, educated, educating, educational, educational tv, tv, tvs, television, televisions, televise, real, reality, realistic, realism, cope, coping, copes, stoic, stoicism, stoically, irritate, irritated, irritates, cocktails, cocktail, cocktail party, masculine, masculinity, ego, egos, egotistical, wimp, wimpy, wimps
"Just get over it. That's what I did." Bob turns a tragic loss into a lame attempt at helping others cope.
The world is not coming to an end. Therefore, you must suffer along and learn to cope.
Coping with middle age.
'We all operate the same rules here... the only difference is that you will do so with much less power and resources.'
"Use Your Coping Skills!"
Tags:fish, fishes, pond, ponds, river, rivers, bear, bears, catch, catches, catching, caught, prey, predator, predators, predatory, panic, panics, panicing, cope, copes, coping, coping skill, coping skills, manage, manages, managing, psychological, de-stress, de-stressing, unhelpful, eat, eats, eaten
A sturdy hand-hold against the vicissitudes of life: $1.00 per minute.
"He still finds giving negative feedback really difficult!"
Tags:negative feedback, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, cope, copes, thin skin, thin skins, thin-skinned, difficult, difficulty, difficulties, puppet, puppets, puppetry, therapy, therapeutic, bad feedback, evaluation, evaluations, worker evaluation, worker evaluations, work life, boss, bosses, bad news, bearer of bad news, bearers of bad news
"It's nice, but how do you adjust the sleep number?''
"I have a positive attitude...but it might be a false positive."
"I don't mind emotional trauma if I can turn it into a really funny anecdote."
Tags:coffee, coffee shop, cafe, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, emotion, emotions, confide, confides, cope, coping, coped, copes, trauma, traumatic, mental, mental health, shock, shocked, love, loving, care, caring, cared, anecdote, anecdotes, dark, dark humor, dark humour, black humor, black humour, girl, girls, women, woman
Shrink's Summer Job
Tags:shrink, shrinks, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, problems, problem, coping, cope, addition, addictions, mental illness, mental health, stress, stressed, summer, summer job, summer jobs, beach, beaches, lifeguard, lifeguards, drown, drowning, drowned, lifesaver, lifesavers, swim, swimming, swimmer, swimmers