First of all, today was a lovely day. That's a fact. Evidence:
|gonna need some of this.|
- It was my Online Teaching Day (tm), which I have reserved for working at home. Ergo,
- I worked at home.
Secondly, there was sunshine in the sky which flooded all over the things of the earth.
|drinking pots full of this.|
It was windy, and that's a (third) counter-fact. However, (fourthly) in the wind's defense, it stayed outside. And I stayed in. And thus it was that the wind had no force upon me.
Fifth: I finished some things today. I worked and worked away. I finished responding to some drafts and grading them. I polished up some Prezis. I sent some e-mails.
So let me be clear, the thing I am not going to whine about, not one more time: you did not defeat me. Not remotely and not even.
|I should literally|
buy stock in this.
However--and I am saying this in the most measured of tones, a neutral tone, even, calm and merely observational:
You did not make my day better. The thing I am not going to whine about, not one more time: you did, in fact, make my day worse.
Although I am categorically not whining, I am brandishing my ginger tea and DayQuil at you, and my depleted packet of Kleenex.
|a bushel of these would not go amiss.|
I'll say no more, the thing I am not going to whine about, not one more time. There's really no talking with you or about you, not without complaining. And I won't. You can't make me.
I said good day,