Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Open letter to the thing I am not going to whine about, not one more time.

Dear the thing I am not going to whine about, not one more time:

First of all, today was a lovely day. That's a fact. Evidence:
gonna need some of this.

  1. It was my Online Teaching Day (tm), which I have reserved for working at home. Ergo,
  2. 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,

htms



5 comments:

Amelia said...

Don't let the cold defeat you. Remember what I said you could do with those tissues...

radagast said...

It's okay, HT. Even your not-whiny whines are enjoyable to read. Take another working-from-home day, and feel better soon!

Nik said...

Subtle. Very subtle. I hope you feel better!

Ann said...

First. THE HEADER!

Second. Get better.

Stephanie said...

Ginger tea and oranges can cure a whole host of ills -- glad you've got them on your side. Hope you'll feel better soon, HT.

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