When is the next holiday break?
If you are familiar with the K-12 system in the U.S., you’ll know that it’s been a fairly long stretch of classes without any serious vacation time. This means that school faculty and staff are starting to exhibit real wear and tear.
Here are signs and symptoms that may indicate that you’re suffering from quiet desperation.
Cravings for highly sugary or highly salty food
How did my Seamless bill get so high? Where did all these takeout containers come from?
Perpetual searing headache between eyes
Congrats, your body is actually quitting on you. Or you’re surrounded by idiots.
Wine dinners as a coping device
I’m too burnt out to cook, anyway.
Constant feeling of being hungover from lack of sleep
I’m so tired but sleep just never comes to me.
It’s cold now so outfits can be stretched over a few days. Pick a uniform like a cartoon character and no one notices.
Hiding in alcoves, closets, or anywhere else you can think of
Don’t mind me, I’m just not here.
Increased internet time wasting.
I’ve actually taken a Buzzfeed quiz called “What piece of human garbage are you?”
Whining, moaning and other non-verbal expressions of disdain or distaste.
While you may be able to stave off a complete collapse by completely succumbing to all the aforementioned symptoms, the only true cure is a holiday. It can’t come soon enough.