Loren sat wistfully staring at his monitor.
"Looks like you got a problem on your hands, pardner." Said a bad John Wayne impression in the back of his head.
Loren had never met John Wayne and mercifully had never sat through any of his movies. Still he couldn't help but respond, "I'm just wore out you know, trying to be the absolute man a little bit at a time can be draining. I think all the hoped for improvements are bottle-necking somewhere just slightly outside the reach of my grasp."
"That a fact? Life's hard some times, pardner. No use in complaining 'bout it. I figure no matter what happens you saddle up and just keep riding on anyway."
"Gosh darn it you're right! Thanks, John. I can call you that right?"