Counselor: “Mr. Johnson I’d like to request you no longer bring your pet fly to our sessions.”
Mr. Johnson: “But he’s my friend and we go everywhere together”.
Counselor: “Every time I make a suggestion you turn to your fly and then you tell me your fly doesn’t like that suggestion. You need to have an open mind Mr. Johnson, your fly is standoffish and closed to anything new. I don’t know how you can walk around in public with a friend that‘s so closed.”
Mr. Johnson: “My little friend really doesn’t like that suggestion. There’s no way I’m going to walk around in public with an open fly.”