Originally posted 04/23/14
I’ve changed it a bit.
Different meds too.
to have issues: v. generally found in colloquial usage when referring to someone
having either thought patterns or behaviors somewhat outside of sociological norms or standards,
usually of a disturbing or disruptive nature; may sometimes be of a destructive nature,
but far more frequently mildly unsettling
Those who are said to “have issues” are often experiencing moods or thoughts that others cannot
understand at the moment without having insight into said person, but can sense the feelings
the person in question is having through the things they say, the behaviors they are exhibiting or
even just their facial expressions.
At times, these individuals can have those feelings strongly enough to affect the group dynamic,
either in interpersonal relationships or even within a gathering of a social circle.
It is widely felt that those who do “have issues” are in need of psychiatric or psycho-therapeutic
evaluation which can involve individual counseling (see also: shrink, quack, charlatan, Dr. Phil-of-it, their bartender, Bella the Fo’chun Tella, Facebook friends), medication (see also: Zoloft, Effexor, Klonopin, Lib-b-b-bweeyum-m-m-m, “my little friends“, stash, vitamins (including the potential for self-medication (see also: weed, kush, bud, Bud Light, “Jack“, Mr. Beam, “this delightful little Zin”) ), or possible periods of hospitalization (see also: put away, locked up, booby hatch, nut hut, “Club Meds”, carted off, men in the white coats …
(or, in California only, 5150 ).
Declension of the verb phrase
“to have issues“:
“Well… I‘ve been having some isssss-yews.”
“You got some pretty damned serious problems, bro’.”
“That goofy asshole over there is
out of their fuckin’ mind!”