Please forgive me for my brisk abandonment of you. It’s just there’s this guy. His name is Oscar. He’s amazing and I can never say no to him. Every year, he invites me to be a part of his world. His world is not like any other. He only accepts the best, and he expects the best from you. It’s the kind of greatness that will keep you in awe.
He’s beautiful, brilliant and can be somewhat intimidating. He is demanding of my time, energy and emotions. He can be very controlling and he chains me to my desk for long periods of time. He keeps me up all hours of the night. He lives life on his terms, and I’m just invited to be a part of the ride.
I know one day the love affair will end and Oscar and I will part ways. But, until then, you have to understand that I will do whatever it takes to make Oscar happy. And if that means I ignore you, for one month out of the year, then that’s what it means. You’ll just have to deal with it.
I hope you understand. Now excuse me while I go fold the five baskets of laundry that have been sitting in my bedroom for the past month.