Trusera

I chat to Rosie from “Trusera.”

Just in time I remember that she is an American and therefore I am chatting 'with' her rather than 'to' her.

“Maybe you'd like to join us at “Trusera?”
“That's very kind of you but no thanks.”
“Why not?”
“All that registering and logging in and passwords.”
“It's easy.”
“Maybe but I've banned myself from joining anything else as I don't have enough room.”
“Don't you mean 'time'?”
“No, I mean room.”
“Room for what?”
“Room for the passwords.”
“Passwords?”
“Yes, I write the passwords to different sites on my left arm in permanent ink so I can't lose them.”
“Oh….how…..unusual. So you've no more room on your arm?”
“That's right, we're just about to move from Winter to Spring.”
“What's that go to do with anything?”
“No long sleeves, I'm about to lose 12 inches.”
“?”
“Anyway, I don't think I'm qualified.”
“Why?”
“I'm not particularly truthful.”
“?”
“I tell lots of lies.”
“It's got nothing to do with the truthfulness.”
“Oh that’s handy, I’ll be in good company then.”
“No, no, no! I mean it's all about health.”
“Oh dear me no, I don't know anything about health either, I'm British.”
“Then come on over and “join,” you might just learn something.”
“Good point.”
“Maybe you'd like to write for us too?”
“Who me?”
“Yes.”
“Oh dear me no, not on your nelly.”
“Nelly?”
“Um…… I wouldn't be able to write anything about health either.”
“You can write about autism.”
“What's autism got to do with health?”
“It's in the DSM IV, so it's a health issue.”
“Good gracious, I was forgetting that for a moment, what a nit wit. It’s just that my children aren’t sick, they’re perfectly healthy, bar the odd wart.”
“Wart?”
“Plural actually, but the dermatologist is taking care of them.”
“So?”
“Well I don't know very much about autism, I only know a little bit about two individual versions of autism.”
“That's more than I know already.”
“Oh.”
“So what do you say? One of your “pals” is already here, but that's probably because she's a lot braver than you.”
“So true, so true. Actually, I’ve seen quite a few familiar faces there.”
“How about it then?”
“Well, I'm not sure if we're on the same page. Have you read anything I've written?”
“Oh yeah, we checked you out.”
“Golly. I don't suppose you were the one that read my whole blog the other day?”
“Nope. Sorry.”
“I wonder who that was? Lurkers can be so…. what's the word…….unknown, scary, disconcerting, unsettling………it's like someone spying on you through the cracks in the stall or peeking through the key hole of the loo door.”
“Maybe you should nip along and check out the site, starting at the mental health section.”
“?”
“So, do you think you could be a good sharer?”
“I'll try.”

So now I eagerly await service of Rosie’s lawsuit against me to include charges of defamation of character and libel, together with a claim for punitive damages for pain, suffering and extreme emotional distress.

Anyone know a [cheap] lawyer?

Come along now, you be brave too “Trusera”

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18 Comments

  1. Kim Malek:

    Rosie here…we love having you as a member of Trusera! How could anyone resist? Anyway, you’ve made me smile this evening – and I needed that too! Thanks for everything.

  2. frogpondsrock:

    mmm. I might have a quick squiz.. after the cricket.

    cheers kim xx

  3. Vi:

    hehehe….. she was very persistant wasn’t she?

  4. A Bishops wife:

    I have never heard of “Trusera” till now.
    It looks interesting.

  5. Mr. Bloggerific Himself:

    *once wrote a poem using “DSM IV” within it’s lovely passages*

    http://yourpackagingsucks.blogspot.com/2006/02/pork-other-white-choke-gasp-wheeze.html

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/27hrkj

  6. kristen:

    Good for you, Maddy! You’ll be a great member of their team!!

  7. JM:

    Hi… I just wanted to say that I read your blog recently–not ALL of it I don’t think, but I daresay it was quite a chunk. I wasn’t trying to be a “lurker,” but I didn’t comment because I didn’t feel like I had anything interesting, worthwhile, or relevant to say. Anyhow, I wasn’t sure if your comment was referring to me or not, but I thought just in case, I would pop up and say hi.

    I do love your blog, which is why I read so much of it. :)

  8. The Domestic Goddess:

    I have to check this out…

  9. furiousball:

    nice, Maddy – now I need to figure out this Trusera thingy

  10. Jerry Grasso:

    cheap lawyer? You are joking, right? I am so right there with you in regards to the whole ‘I know autism as it relates to one little boy very well’…the rest I’m no expert in….

  11. Amy Y:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog with well wishes… I’m optimistic but it is good to hear other happy endings!
    Nice to meet you :)

  12. Jocelyn:

    I never heard of this before, but the idea of trying to master one more THING sounds a bit exhausting.

    I just heard about del.icio.us, and I don’t have RSS Feeds, so I have bigger fish to fry.

    Good job caving to the pressure!

  13. Catherine:

    I’m a lurker, but not very scarey, just a sp. ed teacher trying to get a clearer perspective when working with parents. I do love your writing style and think I could read/enjoy just about anything you write. Especially appreciated your recent piece on your son’s depression.

  14. chelle:

    Congrats on the new writing gig :)

  15. Mrs Wibbs:

    Maddy, you are WONDERFUL…!!! I just love this :D
    Thank you for making me laugh out loud this afternoon. And now I’ll go click on that link. I’m intrigued (is that how you even spell that?!?)

  16. delilah:

    Maddy, this sounds very interesting and exciting!

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