Fool me once,
shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me 1, 384 times, shame on - well, hell, just take me out and shoot me for being such a fawking idiot for so very very long.
I'm sad to say the learning curve's been flat for waaaay too long, but I can take a hint...once it's been applied with a sledgehammer.
According to AA, the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over in the same way, each time expecting a different result." Color me certifiable.
The good thing is that I'm finally out of Limbo.