For process of elimination let me start with Miss Scarlet. Miss Scarlet let me know she might need her shift covered on the weekends the first day she started. She had a very important hobby to be loyal to. As it turned out, she needed this favor every week. She worked graveyards. I found myself working doubles, into short changes, into doubles which included graveyard shifts that lingered into day shifts. I do believe I mentioned that I am bipolar. This sort of a schedule is dangerous to one who is bipolar. Keeping a reasonable sleep schedule is vital to maintaining mental health. I felt myself slipping into a manic, but I did not have the schedule to allow myself to rest and recover. I was very lucky that I had such a good understanding of my condition and a doctor who quickly called in an emergency prescription. I was able to get the medication I needed and the time off to recoup.
It is not really my life that is a threat to this underground criminal organization. It is my credibility. Sure, Miss Scarlet may simply be a child who is not yet aware of how her selfish needs affect others, and without a doubt, I needed to learn to be responsible enough to tell the child, “No.” She pressed and used all of the persuasive techniques of guilt and assuring me that she had been promised that her scheduling needs would be met. I should have known better. Miss Scarlet may or may not have been hired to bring this threat to my mental health, but it is highly likely that her time has come and gone in terms of being a threat to me any longer even if she was. I would eliminate Miss Scarlet as a current threat. My experience with her was however the first time I realized that I should probably take notice of the activities of those around me, and guard my mental health and safety.
Mr. Army Jacket was the next player, and with his entry into the game, I knew the game was on. I will start with a transcript of a recording I have of a conversation between myself and Mr. Army Jacket.
To be continued…
Until next time on “Dialogues in the Game of Clue”