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Keith Gottschalk says
The fifth panel: he ruminates about the incident all evening (and/or talks his girlfriend’s ear off) and can’t fall asleep. Months, maybe years later, he will vividly remember this incident and feel the exact same way he felt back then. Yeah, been there a number of times.
Conor Alistair McGowan says
Like the time in 1997 that I accidentally grabbed 2 5 cent candies but only paid for one and I felt so awful that I went back and paid for the other one but still hangs over me to this day?
John Savage says
Why is this happening, and how can we cure it? It happens to me while I cook….
Tomasz Gwóźdź says
Remember the time when I tried to use a KFC coupon at the Burger king. Guy was nice enough to politely tell me that this is not KFC, I was so embarrassed I haven’t used it for a few weeks and then I went to a different supermarket just to avoid this particular counter boy :/
Jessica Horn says
I always have to pay everything with my card just to avoid this from happening.
Brigitte Baker says
AKA “a simple mistake = the end of the world.” Been there, done that.
Riko Ersted says
I’ve had this happen a number of times, but I’m always pretty sure I just look retarded, which is embarrassing enough.
Jose Be says
Coffee shops my one weakness
Wouter Sligter says
Thank you for your comics, they always remind me I’m not alone.
Ionela Alina says
I’ll definitely make a note of this. I’ve been obsessed with beating Depression naturally since reading Gordon’s Destroy Depression (http://steamspoils.com/destroy-depression-review ) So i’ve naturally started to examine my diet and lifestyle and the potential of things like exercise. Honestly, I’m seeing much better results than when I was dependent on medication. I’m taking control of this condition, and I’m going to beat it to a bloody pulp. No more demons for me.
I’m glad that things are looking up for you!
Just leaving a note to balance things out that while medications may not work for you, they’re a valid option for everyone else as part of a strategy to beating depression (including counseling and/or seeking other forms of help). I’m on an even keel for the first time in almost a decade and didnt want to take them at first, but once I found the right one (took me a year… It takes time…) I’ve had no regrets and it’s given me time and space to sort things out and learn how to cope. Changing your lifestyle and habits to include more self-care is definitely a good step towards beating depression, but it’s hard to commit to any programme if you can’t even get out of bed…
In a nutshell: medication alone is rarely the answer, but it gives you the leeway to sort things out more permanantly through other non pharmacological strategies.
Jenny Islander says
Just remember: If you have another down period, you did not fail and you did not make a mistake. Down periods happen. Every day with the lights on in your head is a good day even if the next day is gray again. And depression responds differently to different measures at different points in the same person’s life.
Marijan Djima (@mpdjima) says
Yes, you. Look around you.
You’re NOT alone.
You’re NEVER alone.
Johnny Wendigo says
Isn’t this supposed to be drawn in Japan where they have all these weird yen coins? Like the 500 and the ones?
Well at least there’s no loonies and deuces or toonies coins mentioned…(coming fast to America, boys, the one dollar bill is kind of ridiculous!)
Natasha Shapiro (@natashartpoodle) says
261 https://t.co/8218AWhyhp via @depressioncomix
Yeah, this sounds familiar. I think it’s also important to remember though that, sometimes, it’s not the fact that you’re thinking everyone else assumes malice on your part. The character’s girlfriend said this in reassurance, but sometimes thinking that everyone else assumes (perceived as “knows”) you’re an idiot is the most crushing feeling
Sometimes it’s helpful to recall times when you’ve been on BOTH sides of this scenario…er, counter. 🙂 I have done both, and felt like a TOTAL WORTHLESS IMBECILE in the customer’s shoes, yet when I’ve been in the cashier’s position, I never made a to-do about it, I was just counting the coins and making sure I was putting the right amount in the drawer. Sometimes I was even like, dude, don’t worry about it, I got you – just pay it forward…and I think everyone was better for it.
Basically, if you’re ever in a position to be reassuring, understanding, and sweet about what is really a harmless mistake someone is making, you totally should. Because you’ve no idea how they could be blowing it up in their minds as just One More Thing, and it might help even a little bit.
I saw that this was the latest comic, and instantly freaked out cause I thought it was the last. Please don’t stop. For a second I didn’t feel so alone or confused.
No worries, this updates every Friday. An update will appear very shortly.
261 https://t.co/VHH9duALbI via @depressioncomix ¦ I sympathize with this but am luckily moving on.
Pam スズメ (@trementyna) says
a mí me pasa mucho esto:
I’ve served a whole lot of coffee. Can confirm: at least the counterperson didn’t mind or think anything bad about you (not even that you’re bad at math). I guarantee this happens about as frequently as we see people who wear shoe-laces. We don’t remember who wears shoelaces, we won’t remember or think ill of you for miscounting the change.
(I’m not trying to minimize how this feels — it’s a real feeling and I’ve been there, too. But hey, at least the counterperson didn’t also mind, just in case that helps.)
Totally unrelated: Please don’t put change on the counter; always drop them in the hands of the cashier. I learned this the hard way when I put all my nickels and quarters on the counter and people around me started glaring…