post-holiday doldrumoids

January 4, 2008


We all know they exist, but for the first time ever, caught in mid-listless, despondency, is what experts commonly refer to as the Post-holiday Doldrumoid…in the flesh……or rather, the sketch.

No matter. They are here and we have got to deal with them.

Some effective methods of coping with these ubiquitous yet unwelcome creatures are:

1. Ignore them. Doldrumoids have been known to eventually lose interest and reluctantly disappear after a week or two.

2. Keep that crunchy Christmas tree up for another month, along with the exterior icicle lights and the inflatable snow globe on your lawn. Do this while ignoring the fact that the holidays are over. This method seems to keep the Doldrumoids at bay, but leaves the door wide open for Lackus Deselfrespectus spors to take hold.

There are no easy answers, but…

3. For those of us who need to get back to business as usual…pronto, there is one drastic measure that can be implemented. Take tree and exterior lights down, box up Christmas decorations, shove said boxes up in garage rafters, eat salad, go to the gym and then actually produce those logo designs for you employer/client as opposed to staring blankly at the monitor (close mouth, wipe drool of chin.)

In the event none of the above methods prove effective, one can always hold on until February 14 when a virulent strain of Guiltus Cupidus overcomes the weakened Doldrumoids, offering minimal relief to some sufferers.

This has been a public service announcement. Thank you.