Every year around this time I start to feel really bad and I don’t know why.
And every year, some reporter at a major magazine who wants to sound smart and cutting-edge explains that what I have is Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), as if this piece of information is really smart and original, and as if this person is really smart and original. But let’s forget him for the moment, because he’s already getting on my nerves. S.A.D. or THE PITS (an advanced stage) is a real illness like bronchitis, only not as loud. Recent studies seem to show that the brains of people with S.A.D. actually shrink, which explains why test subjects couldn’t do simple math problems, and several went down one hat size.