Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Eldest Gel was telling me choice anecdotes about some of her classmates’ little crises this afternoon when she suddenly burst out:  “Why the hell do women have to be so passive-aggressive? If you’ve got a problem, either come right out and say so, or else drop it.  I hate it when these girls get in a snit about something, but just stew and sulk over it.”

Why, indeed?