That is the Thing

ME: (Tries to work)

(Something mildly good happens)

MY BRAIN: YEAH! THAT IS THE THING ABOUT WHICH I AM SPEAKING!

ME: What?

MY BRAIN: What?

ME: Why did you say that?

MY BRAIN: I thought that’s what you were supposed to say when something good happened and you wanted to indicate excitement.

ME: Um… do you mean “That’s what I’m talking about”?

MY BRAIN: Yes. But there are considerations of grammar.

ME: The expression loses a certain amount of punch if expressed in painfully correct English.

MY BRAIN: I am not going to lower my standards just to appear socially adroit.

ME: As long as you don’t mind sounding like a complete idiot.

MY BRAIN: If it makes you feel better, I will raise my extremities into the atmosphere and manipulate them as if my concerns were minimal.

ME: …

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