Happiness is a wonderful thing.
Unfortunately, there are those among us who seem to take
pleasure in sucking the happiness out of the day.
I like to think of these people as joy vampires.
Surely you know one--
perhaps they are someone like this:
or my personal "favorite", this:
Calling these people "difficult" is putting it gently.
...but I think I've found a solution.
Unlike regular vampires, joy vampires don't respond to the usual remedies.
Garlic doesn't cut it, sunlight doesn't cut it, and wooden stakes are just plain impractical.
But mirrors--those are effective:
"You, sir/madame, look like a jerk!"
...it's not always pretty, but it usually works.
...and someday, maybe--just maybe--you'll be able to have one of these:
...and a pretty badass cape to boot.