Thinking anonymous

Magz over at Maggie's Farm had a funny post on Monday about Thinkers Anonymous. I could see it as being an organization I should join. Hell, I'd probably double my income in the first year!

While she didn't write the post, I'd not seen it elsewhere before. It might be the next Email that makes the rounds. The picture is for Maggie. She has a thing about naked guys. I think it might be part of the TA philosophy.

Here's the post:


It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then--to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker.

I began to think alone--"to relax," I told myself--but I knew it wasn't true.
Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment don't mix, but I couldn't stop myself. I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Thoreau and Kafka. I would return to the office dizzied and confused, asking, "What is it exactly we are doing here?"

Things weren't going so great at home either. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my husband about the meaning of life. He spent that night at his mother's.
I soon had a reputation as a heavy thinker. One day the boss called me in. He said, "Shirley, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking has become a real problem. If you don't stop thinking on the job, you'll have to find another job."

This gave me a lot to think about. I came home early after my conversation with the boss. "Honey," I confessed, "I've been thinking..."
"I know you've been thinking," he said, "and I want a divorce!" "But, Honey, surely it's not that serious." "It is serious," he said, lower lip aquiver. "You think as much as college professors, and college professors don't make any money, so if you keep on thinking, we won't have any money!"

"That's a faulty syllogism," I said impatiently, and he began to cry.
I'd had enough. "I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the door. I headed for the library, in the mood for some Nietzsche, with NPR on the radio. I roared into the parking lot and ran up to the big glass doors...they didn't open. The library was closed.

To this day, I believe that a Higher Power was looking out for me that night. As I sank to the ground, clawing at the unfeeling glass, whimpering for Zarathustra, a poster caught my eye. "Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your life?" it asked. You probably recognize that line. It comes from the standard Thinker's Anonymous poster. Which is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker. I never miss a TA meeting. At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last week it was "Porky's." Then we share experiences about how we avoided thinking since the last meeting.

I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home. Life just seemed ..easier, somehow, as soon as I stopped thinking.
Soon, I will be able to vote Republican.

Comments

Ananke said…
Too funny! I always knew thinking was bad for me. ;-)
No_Newz said…
I am more amused by the nude man on your site than I am by the email. HAhahaha! Thanks for the eye candy.
Lois Lane
LMAO! I won't be needing TA anytime soon.

Very funny Utenzi!

3T
utenzi said…
Ain't that the truth, Ananke. Thinking is what leads to most of the trouble in the world. No wonder some people think George W is great. He's spared the burden of all that durn thinking.

Lois, you're married--surely you don't even look at other men now! BTW, since I put up that naked guy on the site I've lost 4 battle in a row at Blog Explosion--and by wide margins. I'm starting to sense that naked men are the kiss of death on the Internet. Maybe naked girls will play better.

3T, I doubt that. You strike me as a thinker that is in denial about it. Come clean and give it up, 3T!
magz said…
NEVER underestimate the power of a naked man david... it's just a matter of targeting the correct audience, LOL!

Nice post here Big Guy.. thanks for the Nod and the visuals!
magz said…
p.s. it's just possible that I was experiencing neurogenisis whilst droolin-=--- I mean perusing your representation of..'The Thinker'.
kenju said…
I'm drooling too!
utenzi said…
Oh, Judy! You're married and old enough to be his.... much older sister. My, my, my. I am getting so disillusioned about women. LOL
just sayin' said…
I thought this was just another funny post until I got to the end. Then it became hilarious.
VERY VERY FUNNY!!! Oh Lord Help Us & Save Us!!!!
The world is going to hell in a hand basket and Thinkers Anonymous is soooo overcrowded now...they don't have a big enough STATE to meet in!!! (lol)

Here from Michele!!!

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