Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Please Don't Tell Them There's a Cure for Over-Compliance Disorder!

This is my little Christmas Gift to you; I'm sharing with you sordid details about two Sufferers of Over-Compliance-Disorder. Once I discovered they have this disorder, I've felt that I've had no choice but to exploit them mercilessly for your entertainment.

I got the Anonymous Doug (his real name) to prance into my office, wearing reindeer clothes, to deliver my present to the Anonymous Sheila (her real name)--not once, but twice! First, Doug had the unfortunate experience of arriving too early, before my camera was ready to capture him in the wild, and allowing him to encounter the General Public (although I had PROMISED him this would not happen.)

So after he was totally mortified, he agreed to re-create the event with the Wonderful Anonymous Sheila (her real name), for your edification and enjoyment:

But since I am mercilessly exploiting them anyway (but only in the spirit of Christmas gift-giving to you!), I thought I'd also include a few links to their past. . . . ummmmm . . . . . Compliance Behaviors.

Remember the ShamWow! battle? Here's the link: Oh-Woeful-day Shamewow Evil

Or how about the Gamboling and Cavorting in the Fountain: Gamboling & Cavorting

I want to make two final points which are particularly important should you acquire your very own Over-Compliants:

1.) Never promise not to use the photos, unless it will further your aims;

2.) I've never actually hurt them! (That little episode with the arrow in my brother's head doesn't really count; I didn't get to photograph it! . . . but maybe he'd consider a re-enactment. . . . ?)

Merry Christmas to All and To All A Good Night!


pat said...

Your sweet Doug is such a keeper! Either that, or he has responded amazing well to Husband-Training. Either way, you are a lucky woman!!

Maria said...

I want a special delivery from Doug-the-reindeer! And I want the hidden photographer, Angela (her real name) to capture the moment with her camera! And I promise that they can go cavorting all they want . . . and I won't take their pictures (if that will further my aim . . . ). I miss you guys!

Nicki said...

Doug is such a sweet Elf, errr Reindeer - or whatever hybrid thereof. Oh, I definitely remember shamwow. Love the laughter and lightheartedness of you and your family. I hope there is no cure for over-compliance disorder - I only wish it were more contagious.

Suzy said...

Love the video, Doug rocks! Off to look at your video links now. Merry Xmas to you to!!

Reds said...

LOL - too funny! You are such a sweet and funny couple!! Love your family photo!

Reds said...

and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Jeanne said...

What a trooper you have in Doug! Well, in your whole family. Love how you all don't take yourselves too seriously and that you have so much fun together!

Merry Christmas, Angela! Hope it's a magical day for you all!

Yolanda said...

He's such a great husband!

Barb said...

I love that picture. It made a great card.