It’s not you, it’s me!
Said while waving off the apologies of a super sympathetic NJPD officer while unable to stop weeping despite having been let off with a verbal warning for a clearly illegal U-turn this morning.
(Not my M.O., but sinus bother plus lateness stress plus GPS-reliance-induced-missing of the jughandle 3 times (!) conspired to keep me outta trouble.)
The day got better. Then worse. Then sorta evened out. Equilibrium comes in many flavours.
…What you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
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One day, I am going to inadvertently send the message that gets the impatience (with the fact that not all my professional contacts are scientists) out of my system so I can then delete it and respond with …empathy. Surely they’ll recognize it as a movie quote and be all “oh, you kidder!”, and I’ll reply with “….yes.”
But I’ll know what I did and I’ll feel awful. Probably for a minute or two, at least.
I had some amusingly discomfort inducing secret dummy moments last week as my medicinal chemistry needs some refreshing, so maybe this next month we’re going to be iteratively mastering this list. (I also felt not great about the fact that my younger sister is WAY more fluent in Arabic than I am, just like my younger brother’s Japanese is WAY better and I don’t think I can compete with the immersed-language-acquisition, but we’re both learning German for sport, so maybe I’ll do some lingual catchup on the side.) Competitive secret learning. This is a sickness. This and productive coughs; I think I’m going to use some sick days this week.
It’s mostly just nice to know about how things are related to other things.