April 15, 2000
What a Lamentable Situation
by stacy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When I was a kid, my brother had a habit of telling me to "Quit my griping" as he put it. At the time, I thought he was the one who was being unreasonable and griping just a little too much, but in retrospect I suppose he had a point. I was a whiny little brat, at times.
Now, with that in mind, I find it somewhat ironic (and more than a little irritating considering the point of this web site) that I can't think of anything worth writing a PFFT!-esque editorial about. My life is pretty good. I am more or less content. It's finally gotten warm, I think for good, school is almost over, I have a job waiting for me, my lovelife is going extremely well, etc ad nauseum.
OK, sure, there are a couple of things I could mention that aren't quite so peachy. For instance, in those remaining three weeks of school, I have a couple of assignments I need to work on, and before I can graduate I have to write an honors thesis which I haven't really started. I had to get a tire replaced on my car today, definitely under that 40000 mile warranty, because it had developed a problem that could not be solved by a simple patch. I've been trying to call someone all day, and the phone was busy every time I called, etc ad nauseum. However, these are all small things. Even added up, they don't cause enough pain and suffering for me to get upset and start PFFT!ing the world.
If my brother ever reads this, he'd never recognize the author as his whiny, gripy sister. Actually, I think the publisher should do either a story or editorial one of these days. He's the one who tells the world "PFFT!" everyday. Consider this a challenge, Mr. Publisher.
Published: April 15, 2000