Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My newest ailment

HTM Disease -- have you heard of it? You, like me, may have had it for many years and had no idea.

What is it?

Hate to Miss Disease.

Here are a few of the symptoms:
  • You attend every meeting and event, no matter how crazy it makes your life. After all, if you don't go, you'll miss all the great and exciting things that will happen.
  • You stay at these meetings and/or events until the bitter end. Maybe nothing exciting happened yet but most certainly it will and you certainly don't want to miss it.

Sound familiar?

Here's an example of how my disease manifests itself: two Sunday's ago, I stayed at an incredibly boring meeting for THREE hours while Abel and Lucas splashed away at the pool. Sure, the meeting was boring and pointless up to that point, I kept thinking, but what if I left and some important decision was made without me? HTM Disease.

As I said, I have had this disease for years but had no idea. Saturday night we had some friends over for dinner and my friend Angela mentioned she did something because of her "HTM". What's that, I asked? When she explained it, it was so clear.

Anyone else afflicted?


  1. haha! my disease is more like HTBT -- hate to be there disease! :)

  2. I have it too. Which is why it amazes me I was able to move from DC. I'm dying up here!

  3. That's what I have too! Three weeks without email/internet access in Europe nearly killed me. And I had perfect attendance all four years of high school because I couldn't stand the thought of possibly missing out on something big. Seriously, what would I have missed?


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