I once worked for a very earnest boss who loved civil service initialisms and acronyms. She particularly loved our "BMT" meetings - Branch Management Team.
She loved, loved, loved, loved, LOVED (yes, she used to say that) my own earnest suggestion of "Branch Leadership Team" (you know, don't make the troops feel like we're the boss or anything. Let's show real "leadership". Who's with me? YEAH *punches the air*) until somebody explained in the background that I was taking the p*ss...
It's funny how a sense of "not unsafe" can turn into a feeling of "unsafe" very quickly for me - one reason I prefer to run at lunch time. And as soon as I start to feel the littlest bit unsafe, I feel ultra vulnerable about the relatively scantily-clad-ness of running kit.
A bit weird Emmy, but my experience with the police is that they like the perception by the general public that they have all kinds of important and classified information.
The could have said to you, "Yes, it's OK for you to be out and about", or "No, it's probably a good idea for you to go home" without disclosing anything classified. It at least would have put your mind at rest.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has been ill. I've had a low grade cold/cough/sore throat for over 2 weeks now and I'm a bit fed up with it.
I've also been taking some additional supplements lately and I think they're helping with stablisation of cravings: magnesium, 5-MHTF, and fermented cod liver oil.
I've been reading a lot about a genetic mutation related to the uptake of folate and the need to take a particular type of folate to account for the discrepancy. I can't entirely figure out if it's quackery or not, but there's plenty of information about how taking this 5-MHTF can help, with improvements to mental function (helping neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin - an important issue for me). And a knock-on effect for things like migraines. Those of you who remember my brush with constant passing out and basilar migraines diagnosis makes me wonder if it's all connected.
Has anybody heard about this or been tested for it? I'm not sure if they do the testing here in Belgium, but it's apparently a simple blood test.
And here was me wondering if I'd just found good willpower!