No matter how good or bad things are going.
I only look on the shite side.
I imagine only the worst thing that can happen.
And if someone asked me if the glass was half full or half empty.
I’d just tell them how shit the glass was.
I become Mr. Shiteside.
That said, because I drink less alcohol these days.
And because I drink much less caffeine.
And because I exercise regularly.
I’m much better.
I can find the cloud for every silver lining.
My best advice to me.
In an attempt to understand Mr. Shiteside.
Was get to know him better.
To try to understand how he ‘ticks’.
To try to understand what triggered his appearance.
And – most importantly – to try to understand what he is actually for.
To try to understand what value the ‘Mr. Shiteside’ version of me adds.
So I have analysed Mr. Shiteside.
The version of me that imagines only the worst things that can happen.
To find out what he is worth, if you like.
And so far.
The answer is…
And as for your Mr. (or Mrs.) Shiteside.
They’re also worth nothing.
(Apart from if you change the lyrics to the Killers song to Mr. Shiteside.
In your head.
Then that’s quite funny).
But in any other capacity – useless.
Here is The Killer’s killer tune, live (with the story behind where the tune actually came from).
Sing and smile, here: https://www.50odd.co.uk/mr-shiteside/