Are you sure you don't want any?
"You need someone to show up from 8:00 'til 3:00 to hand out frightening brochures about homeland security in the blazing hot sun at the county fair? Right next to the livestock barn? Um, okay, I can do it."You know you've crossed a line into doormat territory when the other VISTAs start making fun of you for all the crap jobs you agree to take on.
"Well, if it helps the museum to have me back in the kitchen cutting up Rice Krispy bars all night while everyone else boozes it up out front, then I'm happy to help."
"Sure, I'll go to that Toastmasters meeting with you."
"The weathermen trot out these arctic, pumped-down numbers to put an exclamation point on the banality of winter. Wind chill readings make excitement out of mere inconvenience; they imbue a miserable day with the air of epic calamity. A temperature of 5 degrees is unpleasant. A wind chill of 20 below—well, that's something to talk about."