A GUARDIAN reader is secretly enjoying being even more earnest than usual because of Brexit.
44-year-old Tom Booker, from Hackney, has been indulging his emotions since the referendum and is planning to spend the weekend at a special yoga and meditation retreat to process his feelings about the EU.
He said: “The emotional impact has been very severe and I have these bouts of crippling sadness where I need a lot of attention.
“I’ve actually had a couple of days off work sick, because I need to spend some time just mooning around in bike-themed cafes drinking single estate coffee.
“It’s actually been toughest on my wife, because I’m too upset to unload the dishwasher or do other basic household chores.”
Booker is concerned that leaving the EU could affect his work doing some bullshit freelance thing and make Apple products more expensive.
“I need to get a new MacBook Pro because it’s the best computer for looking at YouTube clean-eating cookery videos, but I’m worried that Boris will make everyone have chunky PCs because he doesn’t appreciate good design.
“It’s all terrible, thank god for the new reggae-influenced post-punk band I’ve discovered that you wouldn’t have heard of yet.”