I had a long discussion with Professor Should today. We meet periodically, usually when I am stressed. She shows up unannounced and we begin our session.
The Professor doesn't listen, she usually natters on about all the things I should do.......the result of this session:
Professor Should says;
You should be getting all those decorations out of the attic, and start making this place Christmasy.
Don't you think you should decorate the outside more?
If you were a good mom and grandma you should be making all kinds of Christmas goodies.
You should get that tree up soon!
You still have shopping to do. You should get that done in the next few days!
Haven't you got those cards done yet? You should finish them tomorrow!
Should, should, should!
There were also some 'should nots':
Should not take an afternoon nap. It wastes time.
Should not say 'no' to things people ask you to do.
Should not spend time on the computer - waste of time
Should not go to bed so early.....
After our session, which lasted most of the day, I finally left, slamming the door thinking.....
You, professor, should go should yourself'.