It is safe to say that my attempt at New Year’s humor went down like a proverbial lead balloon … a “flight of fancy” reminiscent of the Hindenburg … that thankfully was merely a test flight with no flight crew and no passengers.
The unsubscribe requests were fast, and a few were furious. I suppose that’s OK, because I was real close to needing to upgrade my MailChimp account to a paid account, because the mailing list had grown too large. No worries about that now … which I suppose is good news for me … winner winner chicken dinner!
I can understand the unsubscribe requests. I thought it was funny, but I have a warped sense of humor.
But, I don’t quite understand the furious reactions. Some people were offended, which was not my intent. What I found to be most odd were the responses of people who wanted to lecture me that “Parkinson’s disease is no laughing matter.”
If that’s true, then why do they say that laughter is the best medicine?
Parkinson’s sucks, I get that. It’s been nearly 7 years since I was diagnosed, and it’s not a disease that I would recommend … even to my enemies. But as I’m stuck with it, I’m going to laugh at whatever aspects of it I can still laugh at. I’m going to be a positive deviant, attempting to slow the progression of my disease, and enjoy the ride to the best of my ability.
No hard feelings … you just needed to vent … and I’m not bothered … because I’m serious about my apathy. Being apathetic is a pathetic way to be, and in this case, I really don’t care. Wow … apathy can be a great thing when applied at the proper time.
Seriously … whether it is you who is suffering from PD, or a loved one, my only hope is that as many of us as possible can become the positive deviants of the Parkinson’s world.