I left a comment on Tommy Boyd’s blog on Friday, about how the way people treat me sometimes makes me feel, emotionally, that I want to hit back.
At the time I left it, I was aware, listening back, that it seemed as if my comments were being tracked by the radio hosts I was listening to. When it got to the time that I left that comment, the host who was on at that time said something sarcastically and derisively about unfailing love.
Apart from the obvious fact that it is God who is perfect love, and not me, I wasn’t aware he had access to my unpublished comments in the middle of me writing them anyway. Well, I was, and have been for ages. Unless it is a psychic thing, and I don’t think it is. Sometimes, but probably rarely.
So it is stalking and harassment. Hostage-taking and keeping, maybe. And they love bomb you like a cult.
That kind of sarcasm, if it factored in something in Biology, for example, would be called an inhibitor or a limiting factor. It is something I came across when I got interested in vegetarian food and was given a couple of books which went into detail about it. Talking about available protein.
If I remember it right, proteins are made up of amino acids, the composition of which can be pictured as a star shape with unequal protrusions, the shorter ones limiting the availability, release and utilisation of the rest, and therefore the amount of available protein. It was presented as a part of the idea of complementary protein, where, for instance, rice and beans complement each other and make more protein available when eaten together than is available if you add them up separately. Wheat and milk is another one (that was vegetarianism, not veganism). And there are others. Some people say that is an outdated theory now, but the diet and nutrition industry being what it is, who knows? I suppose if it was scientifically proved it must still stand. It isn’t something which depends on individual metabolism, it is the protein available in combined foods, and that is testable in a laboratory (I think!) before the food enters the body. Although thinking about it I am wondering how the necessary blending of the foodstuffs would take place apart from digestive breakdown, but that probably shows the limitation of my own knowledge due to inadequate study and experience.
But in relationships, I don’t want people behaving as inhibitors towards me in that way and thinking it is good or clever. He went on to say something about ‘don’t cry, woman’, or something like that. But by that time I wasn’t open to anything else which came from him, and I stopped listening.
PS – the WordPress system has just informed me that this is my 275th post and called me a dope. Honestly! “Dope!” – just like that.