Sunday, September 12, 2004


Anna had always had trouble expressing herself. She sometimes even stuttered, a rare phenomenon as most women can't stutter. Boyfriends were constantly leaving her because she would never talk to them. It was a dire situation. Psychoanalysts didn't know what to do with her because she couldn't tell them her dreams. The speech therapy that had her repeating Dr. Seuss verses at breakneck speed made her good at quoting Dr. Seuss, but did absolutely nothing at all to improve her conversation. Not even the brain surgery had helped. By this time the strain on her family's finances was intolerable. One day while eating at a pizzeria, the cheapest restaurant she could find, she observed two of the Italian waiters in a passionate dispute over a tip. "Eureka!" she shouted, which was a shame, since it wasn't a Greek restaurant. She ran out and immediately enrolled in body language classes. Here she is telling her new former boyfriend, "I never want to see you again."

Story #31

2 comments:

Robyn said...

very interesting. *chuckles* It is a shame that the bodt language courses didnt improve her standing with the boys. Maybe the problem wasnt her stuttering after all.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the brain surgery made things worse for her, increasing her manual abilities but cutting her off from other important skills.
K.