pathetic adj 1: arousing tenderness, pity, or sorrow: PITABLE 2: marked by sorrow or melancholoy: SAD [Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathetikos “capable of feeling, pathetic,” from paschein “to experience, suffer”]
“Momma, I’m starvin’. Can I have a cookie? I need a cookie, Momma. Please can I have a cookie? Pleeease? I’m so hungry. I need a cookie. I’ll be good if you give me a cookie. Would you give me a cookie, please? I love you Momma, can I have a cookie? I promise I won’t try to boink my brother anymore if you’ll give me a cookie. Just one cookie, please? Pretty, pleeeasse? I’m starvin’, Momma.”
I had to explain to Bo that while his performance was award winning, his waistline begged to differ.