I remember a German term “schadenfreude” which means to find humor or pleasure in someone else’s pain.  Such as seeing the guy speeding past you on the freeway pulled over a few miles later.

I was thinking about some other things that should have words to explain them as we all know the feeling.  Maybe someone can pipe in with an urban dictionary link.

  1. How it feels to know taking time off work would result in more work when you return.
  2. You’re sure that there should have been more than one flush but one flush did the job.
  3. Watching something fail exactly as you predicted to others even though you will be the one to fix it.
  4. Being really good at something you hate.
  5. Being a parent and when kids are asleep or elsewhere and not knowing whether you should sleep or spend time alone in silence.

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