The Cantab staff lazily took the week off to either celebrate with their families, or else sneer at their neighbor's holiday decorations. What would you do with a week off from work? Not what would you actually do, but what do you wish you could do if you had a week off?
I don't know about you, but I've had some complicatedly incompatible roommates in my life, and many more roommate interviews with people who seemed to not have bothered to read the ad I placed. People deathly allergic to cats, responding to an ad that mentioned two long-haired cats. People with two massive canoes moving into a place with no yard, basement, or storage area. And, of course, the people who show up and get performatively political in either direction before you've figured out what their name is.
I deserve better. You deserve better. Write yourself an ad, not for the roommate you want, but the one you deserve. Even if you're past the point in your life where roommates are a consideration.
American English is filled with idioms and expressions that don't make any sense, but that we say anyway. Take an expression that you, or people in your life, which doesn't have an obvious origin, and create your own mythology for it. Don't use the real story, create a whole new back story for shark jumping or sock knocking off.
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