When I was a kid and I would watch a movie that had a guy that kept a bottle of booze in his desk drawer at work, I would think, “Ha ha! How funny is that? He drinks on the job. Such a funny guy.”
As if it were a character quirk.
Now, I don’t laugh anymore. All grown up and I know a coping mechanism when I see one.
Now, I nod my head as if acknowledging the bereavement of a fellow man’s loss of a loved one.