JohnnyBlaze wrote:The only mockery I've heard about BPD is from those who have never heard the phrase before. The worst I've gotten was "does that mean you grew up near Mexico?" The funny part of it is that I'm Canadian and grew up near the Northern US border, not the Southern US border, but everyone, even people here in Canada, immediately reference the Mexican border. Go figure.
Oh my god that is hilarious! I am still laughing! I am from Canada too! I have never gotten that before! I did have someone in Dallas once ask my why I had monopoly money in my wallet HAHAHAHA!
I never figured it out. I have lived near Buffalo all my life, I'm as pasty white as they come, and my name is as wasp as it gets, but somehow, as soon as people hear "Borderline", they assume I'm part Mexican.
And I know what you mean about the funny money. I remember when we got the Toonie. I worked in a restaurant at the time, and we had Americans coming across all the time (we were only about 20 minutes from the border). They'd leave 8 toonies at lunch, thinking they were only leaving $2 in quarters. That was a good summer!
A friend of mine (appropriately nicknamed "Crazy") went down to Texas a few years ago to visit his daughter and son-in-law in the middle of summer. He left the snow tires on the truck, put the skis on the rack and off he went. He had people convinced that we always leave snow tires on, and that they drive slow there. Hell, we do 40...in a school zone! (He didn't tell them that it was in kilometers). But boy, he had 'em convinced we were all crazy up here!
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bittersweetx3 wrote:I vote for Emotional Dysregulation Disorder
My original suggestion was rejected. I wanted it called the IThinkILoveYouWaitWhereTheHellAreYouGoingYoureLeavingMeButWeJustMetFineAbandonMeLike-EveroneElseDoesTHAT'SITIF***INGHATEYOUPleaseDon'tLeaveMe
According to the APA, it was rejected because the abbreviation wouldn't work. I don't think they were telling me the whole truth.