My friends call me the human barometer. I can usually tell you the arrival of a warm or cold front within five minutes of its arrival. My friends Pain and Pressure enter my head. They bring with them their suitcases and proceed to make themselves comfortable. After dealing with these two for years and years, we have reached an understanding. Pain and Pressure are allowed let their presence be known for a day or two, but agree to downplay the need to completely disrupt my life. Lately, they have been overstaying their welcome.
Unfortunately, I live in a part of the country where changing weather happens frequently. My friends Pain and Pressure have been with me for two solid weeks. When I wake up in the morning, there they are. When I go to bed at night, they are still there. To make matters worse, they have been joining me at work where they don't necessarily get along with the 33 children in my life.
So it's now time to issue an ultimatium to my friends Pain and Pressure. It's either time to leave or time to start paying rent!