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Re: [IPk] Mind Warp: Pump side effects



Hi Julian
I think it goes along with naming your car..... I know a lot of women who
give their car a name. I have to say I have never given my pump a name and
am never likely to....
Di
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Doncaster" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 7:50 PM
Subject: [IPk] Mind Warp: Pump side effects


> I'm worried chaps.
>
> There I was happily thinking about pump trials et al, then I logged into
the
> American pumpers list and find....
> a whole thread about *names* for your pump.
>
> Anthropomorphising cats ("husband substitute") or dogs ("we are very
close")
> is one thing .... but an electronic box of tricks (albeit an important
> electronic box of tricks) makes me worry slightly.
>
> Can anyone tell me how many people this happens to? What are my chances of
> having a pump without starting to call it Humpty-Pumpty, or Counsellor
Troi,
> or Woofles? I note (with some relief) that this seems to be a largely
> feminine phenomenon, but may I still be vulnerable?
>
> I can see real trouble further down the line when pumps start having
> Ananova-like holographic interfaces, or start to remind us to take our
doses
> in dulcet Thatcherite or Blairite tones ("You have not achieved your bg
> target today - take 100 lines").
>
> How long before we start getting 12 step courses "Escape from Pump
> Co-dependency", or books "How to date without upsetting your pump" ("Hello
> I'm Julian and this is my pump Joephine, would you like to make up a
> threesome?"). Never mind the books that may emerge: "On the stump with
your
> pump" by A.Politician.
>
> Hmmmmm.
>
> Julian
> 8:*)
> Obviously with not enough useful things to do tonight.
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