Do you remember that time I wrote about taking a taxi to the ER?
I was in Nashville and I was pissing blood. For two days I’d ignored my pesky little problem because I was too shy to ask my very good friends who happened to be staying in the very same hotel to drive me to the hospital. So I waited until my back hurt so bad that I was hobbling around like a little old lady. And then I took a taxi to the ER. It was there that I met this very hot Southern doctor. He told me that I had the worst urinary tract infection his lab assistant had ever seen in a plastic cup.
Do you remember that story? Do you remember how I asked you all for advice to help me get over my inability to ask for help?
Well, you all delivered. You had some awesome advice. I’ve put some of it into practice.
But I’ve come to a couple conclusions about my inability to ask for help. I don’t like to ask for help because:
- I’m worried that people will say, “yeah sure” but really be thinking, “My Gawd, I CANNOT believe she just asked me to do THAT!”
- I’m worried that someone will agree to help me change a flat tire and then come back a month later and say, “Remember that time I helped you change your flat tire? Well now I need $5000 to pay my bookie.”
I have a Not Asking For Help Affliction, and it’s one that I’m not proud of.
So I’ve been trying to force myself to get over it. I started with relatively minor things. Like I asked my husband to go to the grocery store yesterday. And I asked my daughter for a hug today. Oh, and I asked my lit agent to feed me a few compliments because I’ve been feeling like a sucky writer lately.
That sort of thing.
Now I’m taking things up a huge notch. I’m going to ask for a humongous favor from thousands of different people. (That would be you all, in case you were wondering). And this is an exceptionally embarrassing favor because I’m worried that you all are going to think that I think I’m funny but that, in reality, I couldn’t get a laugh out of a drunk clown who has recently snorted nitrous oxide.
Oh, and it requires me to beg. Let me tell you, there is a reason that I did not become a panhandler. It’s this. I wouldn’t have been good at it. I might feel like a sucky writer right now, but I can tell you this. No matter how much I might suck at writing, I would suck ever more at panhandling.
But I’m going to give this begging thing a shot.
Here goes. For some very not-so-bright reason, I decided to enter The FamousBloggers Guest Blogging Contest. Worse, I waited until the last week of the contest to write my post, which means that other people have had weeks and weeks and weeks to beg for comments and tweets and I only have a few days. And here I am already in this “I suck” place. Now I’ve entered a contest that I’m surely going to lose and I will end up feeling like I suck even more than I already thought I did.
So I’m begging you. Don’t let me wallow in I-Suckness forever. Please check out my post about How to Write a Post So Funny That It Makes People Wet Their Pants.
And please leave a comment and tweet about the post. The post with the most comments and tweets wins.
I know, I’m asking a lot, especially if you don’t know what a tweet is. But you love me, right?
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