Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Timesaving Negativism or Masculine Calumnies?
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2017 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
"Do your lairstone relations HAVE to come over?" she snooted.
"Look, my uncles are almost done repairing their peatship, so happiest case, this is the last time for a long while."
"After all day patching up that thing, I suppose they'll need a nightcap."
"'Just a teardrop,'" he parroted.
"And then they'll intoxicate themselves into such a state of excitation --"
"I promise you, I understand your exasperation, but if my zombie uncles forget their precautions and catch another xenoparasite, this time it's on them to dig it up."
"Fine -- but you serve this time, I'm not a starwise waitress."