They think they’re so smart. Dangling them in front of me. Adding extra if I’ve done well on a test. Withholding them completely if I have transgressed whatever rules they have in place at the moment. Seriously. They have no idea. I don’t tell them of course. I can do ‘gratitude’ or ‘resentment’ as well as any kid. Let them think they’re in control: “oh but that’s SOOOOO unfair. How am I expected to keep up with everyone…?” I could go on, but I have to get back to the game. My brands don’t pay me to talk to you.