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29 January 2009 @ 02:40 pm
Days like dinner plates.  
There are times when I wish days were like entrees. If you simply don't have the stomach for any more out of a day, you push away your plate with that day's calendear page on it, you push your chair back from the table, and you say, "Okay, I'm done with this. No dessert, good night."

And that's it. The day is over. You go to bed and wake up the next day to take another bite.

I don't really want any dessert today.
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The Archangel Robriel: Azrael - Forlorn...archanglrobriel on January 29th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
It seems like it'd only be humane to allow human beings this option, doesn't it? I'm constantly amazed at how few options we have to respectfully decline further investiture in a day that is clearly Stink-O and not going to get any better.
Actually, I'm constantly amazed at how limited anybody's options to even say "Ok, I'm done with this.." are about anything at the moment.

It's all very odd. It makes one long for the hidden volcano lair in a most visceral way...
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 29th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Well, as I see it, we frequently have the option to just stand up and walk away from nearly anything that doesn't involve imprisonment. The problem and the major difference between this and an unwanted portion of a meal is the resultant chain of consequences, often starting with an inability to sit back down at the table again. If one is in an argument with one's Significant Other and decides to just get up and walk away, there is no busboy who will come along and clear away the remainder of the argument. If you try to sit back down at that table, the argument will still be there, and it will have grown no more palatable for having been abandoned.

We have the option. It just isn't usually a good idea outside of unwanted dining.
thatwordgrrl on January 29th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Screw dessert.

I wanna go to bed without supper at all.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 29th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Heard and understood.
Ace Lightning: eats 01acelightning on January 30th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
i'd like to do what i often do with actual meals: skip the fucking vegetables and go straight to dessert. in fact, instead of ordering dinner, why not just order five assorted desserts? and a drink.