…I’ve only been to Sweden once, but…

…I’m told if yeez trawl Uncle Google for ‘symptoms’ of things, yeez are likely to convince yerselves that ye’re the subject of the symptoms under research… here’s the definition for sum’thing called ‘the Stockholm Syndrome’: ‘Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors…

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…far be it from this ol’ Jurassic to invent imaginary afflictions, but I’m convinced I’m on to sum’thing here… invisible it may be, but I can’t help but sense I’m handcuffed to this thing called a ‘laptop’… my actions are subliminally dictated by the keyboard access to another powerful captor… the Internet… of course, I could up and leave the writing desk anytime I wish… except that the intended leaving time has an annoying tendency to move from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. then to 11 p.m. and sum’times even to 2 a.m. and heaven forfend, is that the dawn coming up?… recognise this stuff, any of yeez Lads and Lassies of Blog Land?…

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…I don’t consider I’m a hostage, but thinking about it, hostages do get fed in captivity… and kept in one place most of the time… allowed to write to the ‘outside WURLD’ now and again… then… d’yeez see what’s happening here?… the prisoner begins to adapt to the captor’s routines… supports them, and becomes part of their insidious group… there are several nefarious cohorts involved… they disguise themselves as yer friends… skulking under the radar with fancy titles like Twitter, Pocket, Pinterest, and Google+. … but the undoubted ringleader, the chief wolf in the pack, goes by the name of Facebook… their reach is universal… there’s no apparent escape once they have yeez in their tentacles… kinda like that line in the Godfather, ‘…every time I try to get out—they pull me back in’… but I have a clever plan to extricate myself from this… I’m looking for sum’thing called the Bahamas Syndrome… I’ll let yeez know how it WURKS out… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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12 responses to “…I’ve only been to Sweden once, but…

  1. You make a very valid point, Seumas. We have to come up with a name for the syndrome…

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  2. Now that’s one syndrome I’d like to have! The Bahama one, not the Facebook one. 😉

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  3. Sigh. Bahamas what? I can be packed in 15 minutes. 😀 😀 😀

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  4. Rosa Ave Fénix

    I have not Twitter nor Facebook and nothing alike….. my computer is more than enough… anyway I,m going with you to Bahamas!!!!! Never been there! and I was in Stockholm city once… O.K.?????

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  5. Looks like you’re going as one of a group, Seumas. Be sure not to take your laptops. That would kind of defeat the purpose. 😀

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