Today, I developed a new phrase which I think is going to prove very useful for me, if not for anyone else.
The term is laxative proximity.
It describes the phenomenon where the effect of a particular individual’s presence gives one the feeling or mood commonly known as “the sh*ts”.
The higher the laxative proximity (LP), the greater that effect.
Some people can manage to have a powerful LP effect from a considerable distance. All it takes is for someone to mention their name, or they send you a text or email, or they comment on a friend’s Facebook post… and those telltale first sensations of the LP effect kick in.
Others have a more cumulative effect: the more time you spend with them, the worse it gets.
At the same time, some individuals are so toxic, it’s impossible to be completely immune.
Hence, it should be noted that LP has quite a strong residual effect. It can take considerable time for the effect to wear off.
I believe that my observation and definition of LP may just prove to be a significant moment in history.
I Googled the phrase, and it seems that nobody has used the term in this sense on the internet before. There were two or three occurrences that seemed like very poor internet based translation in response to some of the 1,350,000 results (in 0.73 seconds, no less) that suggested various forms and uses of laxatives for physical relief and/or colonic cleansing.
It really does seem as though I have achieved something I’ve often thought I’d like to do: creating a newly-coined phrase of my own.
Gosh, I’m feeling very accomplished for this early on a Friday night.