Though my job title may be Reporter and Digital Copywriter; you may know I did a drama degree and if you’ve been to uni you know that there can be a fair share of drama on any degree – well times that by 10 and you’ve got the amount of drama that crops up on a drama one – so I’m fairly used to it.
Also if you ask any member of my family you’d been told I’m a little bit of a “drama queen” – maybe making more of a situation then needs to be, or being a bit overly dramatic with illnesses (Once even lying in bed with flu and convincing myself, in the hysteria of it all, may I add, I had ebola, TB and pneumonia) – though, google searching your symptoms is never a good option; as usually they end in me having cancer or being pregnant.
But 9 out of 10 times, I know I’m being a bit dramatic, like with that illness, but I know when I’m not, as I genuinely don’t cope well with needles or blood and need to have my handheld for my flu jab every year as I have been know to faint. I’m generally alright with blood being taken – as long as I don’t see it. Anything going in makes me feel genuinely nauseous!
Being someone who does have the occasional whinge when I’m ill, about being ill, I don’t mind when others do. But this wasn’t put into perspective at all! I was actually quite annoyed to read it. Because I can’t stand it when people overdramatize what’s wrong with them for sympathy. For someone to complain so much about something so little like a cut finger or a filling, makes you question why they’re overdramatizing it, because if it is really as bad as you say, stop complaining and see a bloody doctor – you seem to think it’s painful enough.
I had flu, it’s horrible, but with rest, you get better. You cut your finger, put a plaster on, kiss it better and go back to work. You have a filling, take some pain killers, have a rest and don’t eat on that side for a lil while.
Like I said, I’ve been known to be a bit of a Drama Queen, a hypochondriac and a whinge – but haven’t we all? It’s just realising when to stop complaining and put it into perspective!