I sit alone in my study, staring gloomily at my internet banking screen having just completed a $1,500 transaction to pay my annual council rates. Gracie walks in chirping "I've got a surprise for you!".
"Meh..." I reply, still staring at my screen. "I feel like I've just been kicked in the nuts..."
"Here. This will make you feel better."
I turn around to find Gracie holding out a big bowl of ice cream for me.
"You're right. That's just what I need.", I say as I take the bowl and rest it on the affected area.