The LA Times can read my mind, even if I can't. They published a great article on what not to say to people who are going through something difficult, which at some point will be everyone on the planet. So everyone take note because they said it much nicer than me. The idea is that people who are not in the middle of the crisis should not complain or offer advice or compare their problems to the person who is actually suffering. The rule is support in--dump out. If you read the article, you will understand. I fully admit that in the past, I have said some stupid things to people who were suffering, for which I now apologize. Now that I know how stupid those things are, I use my go to which is usually something like here is chocolate/a cookie/a copy of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Because sometimes, it is easier to let someone know you care by giving them something. Also, then you can talk about the thing you gave them and not why they are hurting which they might not want to talk about. So to the people who gave me flowers and a teddy bear and dinner over the past few days, you are all amazing and lovely and thank you, thank you. I have to say that I already like the bear much better than I like The Dog.
Francois Hollande (who is the president of France) is having a worse day than me because his camel is dead. I know you are wondering just why the president of France has a camel and it is because France saved Mali, so they gave him a camel. Here he is with the camel. He left it in Timbuktu because it is very hard to put camels on the French version of Air Force 1, or so I assume.