A few conversations got me thinking.
I was having a chat with Lady 1 and she was just a little overwhelmed by the circumstances she was facing. Lady 2 came over, noticed the tears and asked what was wrong. Lady 1 gave a brief explanation with the tears still flowing. Lady 2 gave the following words of comfort: "Welcome to my world." I am no counsellor but I somehow don't think that helped.
At the end of a church event after everything was tidied away I was chatting to 2 ladies. Lady 1 was explaining about her busy week and that the next 2 weeks were for preparation of a camp she was helping at. Lady 1: I am waking up so early each morning and that is making me really tired.
Lady 2: Oh I am waking up early and going to bed so late. I am just so tired.
I fought the urge to tell them that I wasn't busy, that I was going to bed at a reasonable time and waking up at 6am by choice. I don't think they would have appreciated my input.
I them remembered a sketch that I had seen performed at a Talent Event at our previous church. I attempted to find the sketch myself on you tube. No joy so I asked the one who would know. So, Ladies and Gentleman I give you Monty Phython.