My life is always worse than your life

I'm proofreading a textbook on selling for Groucho (rawwrr), and thanks to the section on managing stress, I have self-diagnosed the following conditions as they currently apply to my real job: felt stress, role stress, role conflict, role ambiguity, and role overload. Getting stabbed in the face with a needle yesterday was the highlight of my week.

Isn't it boring when people complain about work? Like all great things in life, this lesson was free.

Now go read this article by Hilary Mantel on winning the Man Booker prize last year for Wolf Hall. I've got a nap to take.