frustration: being yelled at for inaction and called irresponsible for a situation you didn't create and in which you are powerless.
shitty night: getting called home by the babysitter from a night out and having two cruisers arrive outside your house and seeing a loved get out of one with her belongings.
inebriated: after sorting out a crisis, with the help of a hotel chain, going to the scheduled goodbye party and drinking enough to consider riding the mechanical bull at the local cowboy bar.
anthropology: going to said cowboy bar and discovering a whole tribe of young people wearing cowboy boots and hats and doing the two-step in a bar that *looks* a lot like the dance clubs of your youth apart from the mechanical bull (which you didn't ride after all, wanting to keep the distance of observer).
irony: showing up for your first volunteer shift in need of the organization's services for a loved one, and possibly more hungover than anyone dropping in.
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