I'll take "Irony, Tragedy, and Frustration" for 200, Alex
I'm distracted, worried, frustrated, and annoyed...and it's irritatingly impacting my ability to concentrate on work today. I hate it when that happens. A friend has gotten her life into an appalling state of disarray and is headed for no good end and I have not the wisdom (and perhaps not the sensitivity) to get her to consider her situation in a more rational light. I need to just accept that there isn't anything I can say or do, she is not going to listen, at all, and it isn't even any of my damned business anyway. I shouldn't take it so damned personally. It's ridiculous. Hell, maybe I'm even wrong in my assessment of the situation, but I sincerely doubt that. I do know that I need to focus on stuff over which I have some control and actual responsibility...and I can't seem to do that right now...which means I've got another one hundred twenty minutes to sit here and be utterly useless.