Monday 21 May 2012

When Paradigms Collide...

One news story over the weekend that really made me laugh was this. It's the juxtaposition that does it - 'Go to anger management classes or get shot.' A wondrous collision of worlds is  evidenced here - the world where 'therapy' (i.e. counselling) is the solution to every problem, and the world where shooting out someone's knees is deemed equally effective. When even the kneecappers are invoking anger management as a viable alternative to their traditional methods, Therapy has surely conquered the world. 'You appear to have issues around managing your anger and we would advise you to seek professional help in addressing them. Or we'll blow your knees off. In a caring, non-angry, non-judgmental way, of course.'


  1. Perhaps the Republican Action Against Drugs organisation is thinking of ways to raise finance in these hard times. Our local anger management expert charges £620 to the crosspatches who attend his courses. Not so much therapy, more entrepreneurial ingenuity perhaps.

  2. You could have a point there, Mary - they've been a bit quiet on the bank-robbing front lately...