Martin: Hey, you got a text message, want me to read it?
Martin: It says , "Welcome back to (name of local mom's group)! We will be meeting at the regular time and place. Our topic for this meeting: Fighting Fall Depression!
Me: Fall Depression?! Who ever heard of such a thing? I love Fall! The holidays, the food, the scents. The changing leaves...Fall has all the best stuff!!!
Martin: Well, I think they just mean fighting the "depression" of summer being over. You know, it gets darker and it rains more. It gets colder. It's sort of a harbinger of things to come...
Me: You know what? What the heck is wrong with the Poles?! They have depression in Fall because Winter is coming. They have depression in Winter because Winter is here and it's cold and icy, and they have depression in Spring because Winter is melting and makes the world slushy. They only like Summer when the temperature is between 75 and 80 otherwise it's too cold for it to be real Summer, and too hot to be comfortable!!! When are they not depressed by the freakin' seasons?! They should just rename the meeting: Fighting Depression year round!
Martin: Soooooo, you gonna go?
Me: Heck no, sounds depressing.