Death, taxes, and surprise medical bills. The arrival of all three is certain — a moment both definite and dismal to mark the closure of otherwise totally uncertain experiences. And as we wait, whatever the cost and whatever the pain, the sinking feeling comes free of charge.
Everyone understands that feeling.
It’s the middle of the night. You hoped your spouse’s stomach pain would go away, but it’s only gotten worse. It might just be appendicitis after all.