I find that I have established a credential as a Whinologist, based on yesterday's post. In this morning's email, a note appeared from a Regular Reader/Commenter, suggesting that my expertise might be useful in the case of a friend who was expressing misery over a stomach ache and sleeplessness.
Here is my reply to the hapless whiner and whinee:
As the resident Whinologist, I have examined your concerns and have deduced that the complaint of stomach discomfort falls into the category of "Persons I Love Who Need to Whine for aBrief Moment Because They are Feeling the Temporary Effects of Being Overworked and Underloved".
Therefore, you may whine at will for a "Brief Moment". The parameters of "Brief Moments" will be discussed in an upcoming Ms. Kitty post. For now, assume that the recipient of the whine can determine the limits of his/her patience, given
the stressors that are currently impinging upon his/her life.
Thank you for consulting Whinology Inc. We at W.I. hope that your day gets better and that your dreadful stomach ache is quickly cured. If your symptoms are not relieved by a Brief Moment of Whining, let me offer another service of
Whinology Inc., the special "Oral Ketcham" BE HEALED treatment.
Ms. Kitty, prop.