If this doesn’t feel like life of late, I dunno what does.
One shot, then another. A jab that stuns you, and a right cross that sends you to the mat.
Oh, your project is stalled to begin with because of the end of the school year? Why don’t you take two week-long back-to-back vacations, too? (Yeah, I know. Two weeks of vacation. No place to complain. But my novel really is in the ditch as a result.)
Oh, your car has a weird shimmy? Here, look, it’s the dead battery. Oh, you fixed that? Also, the alternator is totally borked. Just for fun, all this is happening 300 miles from home.
Oh, there’s a weird smell in the basement? The cats peed in the corner. Got that cleaned up? Good, because while you were out they defiled the entire back room.
Anyway, next time life socks you in the nose, you know, react appropriately and all, but don’t forget to look up. There may be a fist descending from the heavens to finish the job.