Thank You for Your Patients

WordPress is being utterly uncooperative. Yesterday, with no warning and no discernable reason, it refused to show comments left on blog posts; not just new comments on new posts, but all comments on all posts. I can see that one or four or three comments were left, but those comments do not show up on the posts. I can read the comments if I log into my account, but they do not show up on the public area of my site. I’ve been wrestling with that problem since yesterday, to no avail. Then, today, as I was attempting to backup the site with a new plug-in, WordPress (or the plugin) put me in a perpetual loop, refusing to acknowledge the legitimacy of my Dropbox account. My patience is growing thin; it is now a fragile membrane a single cell thick. A stranger’s errant thought or glance from two miles away may be enough to rupture that microscopically thin film, releasing a torrent of pent-up rage in me that could incinerate Western civilization and severely damage the rest.

The proper reaction to the anger growing inside me is to make breakfast, shave, shower, and ready myself for my doctor’s appointment; my annual physical with a new physician (because the physician who previously served as my primary care doctor abandoned me and the rest of his patients in the Village, as I’ve mentioned before). All right, I will attempt to corral my burning fury with a quick bite to eat. I’m afraid, though, I might toast bread with the fire in my eyes, alone. Perhaps I should stick with water, which will turn to steam as I swallow it. Enough. I need patience right away. And the doctor needs patients to be calm, more or less.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to Thank You for Your Patients

  1. Bev, I was extremely impressed with my new doctor. He spent an hour and 15 minutes with me (more than any doctor has ever spent with me, I think). And he quickly zeroed in on the fact that I am more than a little depressed. After spending 45 minutes with me, he said he would like to prescribe something for depression (I said I was agreeable) and he offered a number of suggestions for changes in my behavior and my routines that might help. Even though I liked my previous doctor, one visit with this new one suggests I will like him even better.

  2. bev says:

    Good luck with your new doctor. I hope s/he turns out to be a good, attentive physician. I noticed something awry with the comments a couple of days ago, but thought maybe you had turned them off (if there is a way to do so). Anyhow, thinking of you. Hope the toast didn’t get burned! 🙂

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