Me: "Hey honey, we have to take regular vacations, like as often as we can afford."Yes, I have to admit that vicarious suffering is not something I'm particularly good at, nor am I great at pentential suffering. But I am pretty good at vicarious vacationing (although I could always use practice in order to keep up with the Jeff Sawyers of the world).
My wife: "Why?"
Me: "Because I have a responsibility for those who vicariously vacation through me! They are counting on us!"
So please send your vacation requests to me*. As I told a co-worker the other day, "I give and I give."
* - nowhere cold -- that would be vicarious suffering.