McSweeney’s delivers with the satire again, this time related to going back to the office after a loss and keeping it together:
Responded “good!” when a coworker asked me how I’m doing.
Responded “good!” when a different coworker asked me how I’m doing, and then when they clarified “no, but how are you really doing?” gave them enough information to make them feel important but not enough to actually give insight into the deep, emotionally shattering anguish I experience on a daily basis.
Dark cathartic humor aside, the end of the list is actually great–sometimes, it’s enough to just breathe. It’s enough to keep going for another day. We will be OK. Eventually.