n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.

me: it’s the kind of Friday where you ask the dispenser for one cup of noodles and it gives you two
D: it’s the kind of Friday where I open the dishwasher and a spider jumps onto my face
me: you have really bad Fridays