I was sitting typing an e-mail today and got a horrible pain in my neck and within an hour it was stiff. You know the kind. It hurts to move to the left or the right and you have to move your whole upper torso in order to see things around you.
Well, I was thinking about that saying, "pain in the neck" and gaining new perspective on it as I sit here in pain.
When I say, "you are a pain in the neck!" in frustration, I am now realizing exactly what I am saying: "You are not only causing me physical pain, you are also making it difficult for me to do everyday tasks like pick up my child, glance up at the clock, roll over in bed, or finish a task quickly! Geesh!"
I certainly will think twice before I call someone a pain in the neck again! Now, where did I put the heating pad?