Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Missed Connections

Posted by Paul Smith | Apr 24, 2017 | Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Relationships | 0 |

If you have PTSD, you may know all about the 1000 yard stare. It’s a phrase coined to describe the limp, blank, unfocused gaze of a battle-weary soldier, but the symptom it describes may also be found among victims of other types of trauma. A characteristic of shell shock, the despondent stare reflects dissociation from trauma.

Not everyone who has PTSD suffers from the 1000 yard stare, and not everyone who stares like this has PTSD. However, if we are describing you or someone you love, then you should seek help if you haven’t done so already.

The below Canada Post Card was made just for you. Big Hugs.

Canada Post Card

Dear Meg from Craigslist Missed Connections April 24th Toronto,

I’m sorry to burst your bubble but I was not staring at you on the bus.

It’s called the 1000 yard stare and I was looking right through you. 

To be honest, I had no idea you were there. Thanks for the compliment

on the shirt though. My nieces got it for my birthday.

Love, Paul

P.S. I find email impersonal so I’m sending this to Craigslist HQ. Hopefully you get it.

 This post was created with the help of Grammarly.


Below are some curated books for those suffering with PTSD, as well as books for loved ones about Communication and use of Vocabulary. All come highly recommended by the Massive Phobia staff.

About The Author

Paul Smith

Paul Smith (not to be confused with the designer) is just a regular guy from Toronto, whom at one time was a soldier in the Canadian Army.After his discharge, Paul showed an aptitude as a traveling salesman (after he was let go from the Travelodge in Saskatchewan) for various products that have been seen on the Home Shopping Network.He feels the freedom of traveling across the beautiful lands of Canada help with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related issues.He's a big fan of the Best Western Hotel Chain, Post Cards, Word Searches, His Nephew, Baked Goods, and His Old Friends That Understand/Accept Him.His dislikes include his Sister, Fireworks, Weapons, People Who Laugh Without Opening Their Mouths, Babies, Google Glass, White Chocolate, and The Sound Tennis Players Make When They Hit A Ball.

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