I Took a Few Extra Days
because, though I returned Thursday night from a truly lovely time with family, I found out Friday that I lost my job. I needed some time, friends, to process. By the way, thanks for all the sweet comments while I was away.
Anyway, let me ask you this: is this about gender? I have to hand it to Randy Cohen - he tried pretty hard to keep that out of his answer. But I would have taken it head-on: if the girlfriend had escaped, wouldn't we cheer?