Second BestHave any of you ever sat there in your "above average" tier, perched above the "average" and "below average" tiers? Have you sat there, supposedly among the best, brightest, whatever of your group, and suddenly realized the truth? The truth, of course, is that there's a fourth tier, unlabeled and unofficial, sitting above your tier. And looking up, gaping at its sudden visibility with an unsure awkwardness, you realize that if it had a label, it would be called "The Best". And that if your tier were to be relabeled, it would be "Second Best". With that you feel a shadow permanently cast itself over you; the better, brighter, whatever people of the group sitting on that tier are more than you, always have been and always will be.I feel like that with my sister a lot. Younger, shorter, always behind and tripping over the footsteps she made before me because I can't see them in the shadow she casts. When I feel like I've buckled down and worked hard, I look at her track record and see ho
Taking a sip isn't a good idea. What was in that tea, freshly harvested bullshit?You decide it would be in the best interest of the household to throw the tea away before it can poison anyone.