dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

"Every time I try to get with the programme, someone changes the channel...."

Picture, if you will, the humble jewel case for a compact disc. As we all know, it's quite obviously a hinged box that has to be opened like any other hinged box. Those of us who still have compact disks will probably tell mildly bored children that when we were their age, we used to slide something called a record out of a protective cover called a sleeve and put in on the sort of turntables deadmau5 uses. It would be the height of stupidity to assume that since the content of a container is a music disk that you still have to slide the thing open. The reason that I mention this is that as we see here, Elly is stupid enough and foolish enough to do just that despite having it explained to her that a hinged box is a hinged box because she still thinks in terms of sliding a phonographic record out of its jacket and thinks people are making it difficult to slide the CD thing out of its case like you're supposed to in order to make a fool of her.

This self-centered belief that the only reason people constantly change the way things are done is so that they can laugh at her for not keeping up seems to have its basis in a default negativity that fears being hurt or humiliated. Just as her angry, panicky, ignorant belief that Mike only wanted to dress up as a maker of scary headache music that had to be a threat to her personal because it confused her is her way of saying no to his thinking for herself and no to finding out what's actually going on because ignorance felt better, her fear of being made a fool of comes from her saying no to having to do things she isn't interested in. She would far rather hold her family back and dominate the conversation than scare herself by becoming part of a world where she's just a voice in a chorus.
Tags: elly on her cross, elly versus the real world

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