Recently I was surfing the web and found sweatshirts with sayings on them about being bipolar. Some of them were serious, some were humorous, and some were downright strange. I was fixated on one that said:
“My doctor tells me I’m bipolar and that makes me so
sad happy sad.”
I thought it was hilarious! My hubby says he doesn’t know why I would want to wear a shirt like that. My mother agrees. (My father hasn’t weighed in on the subject, but I am going to guess that he would agree with my mom on this one.) Now, let me explain my husband’s point of view (and I’m sure he’ll correct me if I’m wrong). He doesn’t see why anyone would wear a shirt promoting an illness. This includes diabetes, breast cancer, or bipolar disorder. And, in general, he’s not a wearer of t-shirts with sayings. My mom’s opinion was that it made fun of the disease and the pink breast cancer ones do not. So, you see, neither one of them had a problem with the shirt (or me) being bipolar.
So, I’m wondering. Do I buy the shirt? I explained to my mom that I could buy a serious one, but that just isn’t me. I am a humorous person (I think) and as you all know, I’m treating this with a light heart when I can. I had a bad day yesterday and today started out crummy. But things got better today after my nap. (Thanks, Mom and Dad for taking me to lunch.) I just seem to have this heavy weight on me all day, but that’s not so awful.
Anyway, back to the shirt. I think it’s funny and it’s not like I would wear it as a uniform every single day. (There was another one I liked that said, “And this is me ON my medication!” But, I liked the other one better and two might be pushing it.)
So what do you think?
And, if you are interested in funny or cute t-shirts, coffee mugs, coasters, etc. check out www.cafepress.com where I found this shirt. For those of you who love the news and like to laugh at it, there’s one that says, “Don’t tase me, bro!” Of course, they have ones for the politically minded and supporters of each candidate, but who knows how long you could wear it before it became a rag with which to wash your car?