Word of the Day:
without fixing a day for future action or meeting: The assembly adjourned sine die.
It was a terrible imposition, you forcing me to stand my reading list up like a prom date, to reschedule my late-night date with Woolf sine die. My bookshelves probably haven’t quite recovered yet, and I know I certainly haven’t.
I know that your reasoning seemed important to you at the time, but you must look at this logically: Millie was already dead when you got the call, and nothing would have saved her. Convincing me like that at the last minute to give you a ride solved nothing. It did not allow you to be with her in her final moments, and it did not save her life. Rather, in incurred the wrath of my bookshelf and the disappointment of me, which, in the end, actually decreased whatever sympathy you might have gotten for your loss.
Next time tragedy strikes, I implore you to find a way to deal with it that does not involve interrupting my favorite pastime. It may seem harsh, but I really must insist that your canary is slightly less important than my classics.