I Regret to Inform You That You Will Probably Survive
As 2017 gets under way, I regret to inform you that you will probably survive.
That's a line I started using when my kids got overly dramatic about something that didn't go their way: “I regret to inform you that you will probably survive.” When I first said it, I wondered for a moment whether I had just dropped a little too much sarcasm on a nine-year-old, but he just stopped for moment, thinking it through, and started laughing. Since then, it has become kind of a family joke. When things go wrong, we say, “I regret to inform you that you will probably survive.”
One of the things we will survive is the Trump administration. Probably.
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