Ordinance 175389-J: It shall be unlawful, illegal, and unethical to think, think of thinking, surmise, presume, reason, meditate, or speculate while in the Doldrums. Anyone breaking this law shall be severely punished!
Ordinance 574381-W: In the Doldrums, laughter is frowned upon and smiling is permitted only on alternate Thursdays. Violators shall be dealt with most harshly.
Ordinance 794132-F: Whilst in the Doldrums, a knitter might knit, but will not be able to think of anything witty or interesting to say about said knitting. She will move sluggishly from project to project to project, putting each down in turn as her fingers hurt, or she feels sleepy, or she is, on one specific and alarming occasion, too tired to knit.
Ordinances 175389-J and Ordinance 574381-W originally put forth in Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth. Ordinance 794132-F is my own. I need another couple of days to break through this little corner of seasonal hell. Meantime, you can find me on Flickr. -Chief Head Lethargarian