I dropped the Thirdlanders off at the cafeteria today and stopped to chat with a colleague for a moment. A Thirdlander interrupted us and said, "You know sometimes you have to go to something important. Like two years ago I wanted to see the birth of my baby brother. So I couldn't go to something else that afternoon. Because you have to make choices when things are important."
I looked at him and said, "Yeah, I get that." Then I suggested he return to his table to eat his lunch.
I'm not going to lie. I am ready for winter break. I think we probably all are.