"Anxiety attack"

A lame excuse

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07/09/2012 at 12:28

a colleague of mine has failed to turn up to work today as a mate of his has suffered an "anxiety attack".

What sort of things make you anxious (supporters of Liverpool FC need not reply)

 

07/09/2012 at 12:32

Who do you work for? How can you get a day off because one of your mates has had an anxiety attack? I hope you are not in the Public Sector and I am not contributing to his wage!

I get anxious about how my taxes are being spent.

07/09/2012 at 13:17
Erm, my mate is on holiday, does that mean I can be too?



(this may back fire as I work for myself and this request has made me anxious)
Edited: 07/09/2012 at 13:18
07/09/2012 at 15:29
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Who do you work for? How can you get a day off because one of your mates has had an anxiety attack? I hope you are not in the Public Sector and I am not contributing to his wage!

I get anxious about how my taxes are being spent.

Bloody public sector workers! 

07/09/2012 at 15:48

Don't judge too harshly .. we may not have heard all the story ... for instance the friends anxiety attack may have been over the fact that they can't find the keys to the handcuffs that were deployed to chain your colleague to the bed ... hence him not being able to turn up for work !

 

You see there's always a logical explanation for these things !

 

07/09/2012 at 15:52
Graham "legs in threads" wrote (see)

What sort of things make you anxious  

having to turn up for work in the morning.

07/09/2012 at 15:55

Bruce - brilliant - that must be it - unless any one else can come up with any better suggestions?

Skinny, Rickster & Bruce - we're actually a large plc firm although a lot of our largest clients are in the public sector - anyway shouldn't you all be hard at work rather that wasting time on here?

07/09/2012 at 15:58

YES

07/09/2012 at 16:04
Suppose it being a sunny Friday had nothing to do with things !
07/09/2012 at 16:05
Rickster wrote (see)
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Who do you work for? How can you get a day off because one of your mates has had an anxiety attack? I hope you are not in the Public Sector and I am not contributing to his wage!

I get anxious about how my taxes are being spent.

Bloody public sector workers! 

I know, almost as bad as "Chavs, Layabouts & Dole Scroungers" don't you think Rickster (NottsRunner).

Edited: 07/09/2012 at 16:06
11/09/2012 at 19:48

things that make me anxious (oh god...here I go)

  • snow
  • ice
  • crowds
  • new people
  • food I've not eaten before
  • running out of shampoo (I know, that one is weird)
  • traffic jams
  • the thought I'll lose fitness
  • the thought I'll gain weight overnight
  • having another seizure......

so....a fairly stupid list and now I look like a neurotic weirdo.

gingerfurball    pirate
11/09/2012 at 19:53
You know you'll be quite blas?? about the bantered about term anxiety attack until you've had one for real. Totally not funny. I wouldn't wish it on you. (well maybe the once so you can feel the full fear of it)
11/09/2012 at 19:55

Well yes, but not turning up for work because your mate has had one? Seems a bit weak to me.

11/09/2012 at 19:59
gingerfurball wrote (see)
You know you'll be quite blas?? about the bantered about term anxiety attack until you've had one for real. Totally not funny. I wouldn't wish it on you. (well maybe the once so you can feel the full fear of it)

I second that one gfb - only ever had 2 in my life, but they were enough to make me very scared. Fingers crossed I never ever have another one.

11/09/2012 at 20:03
You don't know the history so who are you to judge? The first time my housemate had an anxiety attack they physically couldn't handle it and I had to stay to make sure they were ok. Admittedly I wasnt late for work but I can understand why you would to leave someone that was in such a state.

From my side - things that make me anxious:
- heights
11/09/2012 at 20:09

Oh god Emmy - Heights!! not so much anxious as downright terrified.

11/09/2012 at 20:13
@mima - I can "manage" heights but I don't choose them for fun.... Saying that I'd rather jump out of a plane than go bungee jumping again.
11/09/2012 at 20:58
Muttley wrote (see)

Well yes, but not turning up for work because your mate has had one? Seems a bit weak to me.

The english language does not do it itself favours with terms like 'anxiety attack'. People who do not not know what it is really about should not pretend that they know what it is about and make jokes about Liverpool fc.

If your mate lost his vision and was incapacitated, it would not be unreasonable for a mate to help out. Perhaps you should start by asking how badly someone can be affected rather than starting off with your personal  definition of anxiety, and then extrapolationg from there

Perhaps we should shoot people who claim them have an anxiety disorder. That strategy worked out really well in the first world war, did it not?

11/09/2012 at 21:16
It made people in the second world war less likely to have one
11/09/2012 at 21:18
I think everyone's experience is different and unique. What happens for one person may not happen for everyone. I only know what happened to my friend. A friend who couldnt stand up, couldn't breathe or say any words. She couldn't move and she needed someone there to calm her down, to help her when she needed it. I was glad that I was there.
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