A coworker has a word of the day calendar on her desk.
“Brouhaha,” I read aloud with a chuckle. It seemed apropos of how the morning was going.
“Wait,” she said. “Look at this word from the other day.” She had saved the page from November 6 and taped it above her desk.
1: mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state
Despite experiencing a state of weltschmerz here at work, the aptness of the word made us laugh and laugh.