Today I fucked up by listening to Ed Sheeran at work.
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This literally happened an hour ago. Earlier this week I got my hands on the new Ed Sheeran album (Divide). Excited as I was to listen to it, I only got to this morning at work. Getting into work later than usual, and being a Friday, I thought I'd​ blast some tunes to end the week on a high.
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Today I fucked up by listening to Ed Sheeran at work.

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This literally happened an hour ago. Earlier this week I got my hands on the new Ed Sheeran album (Divide). Excited as I was to listen to it, I only got to this morning at work.

Getting into work later than usual, and being a Friday, I thought I'd​ blast some tunes to end the week on a high.

Everything was going swimmingly until the song "Supermarket Flowers" started (Ed's tribute to the passing of his grandmother). Well almost instantly the feels started.

My stomach tightened up, throat clenched and tears started forming. Thinking I could breathe through it I had a drink of water and then the chorus hit and I lost it.

As if time slowed I felt the first tear fall, hitting my paperwork and then I was done. Tears were falling as if Niagara Falls had made its way into my eyelids.

My supervisor then walked into the room. What a sight I must have been, a sobbing bearded baby. Turning the music down I start damage control by explaining the song and that the feels got to me.

But she just awkwardly stood there, saying "OK" and then slowly left the room.

I composed myself, had a tea break and coming back to my desk there were councelling service pamphlets, and dealing with depression in the workplace printouts.

The cherry on top, I have a session with the work shrink this afternoon to discuss what happened.

TL;DR Listening to Ed Sheeran at work, got the feels, lost it like a little girl losing her dolly, now my supervisor thinks I'm depressed and has scheduled a councelling session.

Update: Just got out of the meeting with the work shrink. After 30 minutes and telling me countless times I was in a "safe space" she has decided I'm suppressing what really happened.

She has scheduled me in for fortnightly meetings until I "open up". So this FU is going to have long lasting effects.

So really, TIFU by listening to Ed Sheeran and getting sent to therapy for the foreseeable future.

Edit: Wow gold, thankyou! This has gotten a lot bigger than I was expecting.

Thanks everyone for the kind words, depression isn't something to take lightly and knowing that the service is available is definitely a positive to come out of the situation,

even at my expense haha.

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