I like to use my TV storytelling brain to explain emotional and life events. For example:
Friend: what happened with you and so and so?
Me: we min-arched.
Me: It was never going to play out over the full ten. Like maybe over 2 or 3. It was never gonna be more than like eight beats, tops. it was like an A story for a minute, then a B, then definitely C-ed out towards the end, there. We were totally in the teaser, then had one climatic scene, then like MAYBE someday we’ll be in a previously on, but like. That’s probably it.
Friend: You’re insane.
Me: Then why are you my friend?
Friend: I don’t know, you just gave me ten bucks to ask you questions.
Me: You’re fired.