Ahhhhh, one of my favorites. I can't tell you how often I call my girlfriends, or vice versa, say "hello," and then proceed to go on for five to ten minutes about something that has me in knots. I end this tirade by saying "OK, that's it. Sorry to dump all that on you. Gotta go deal with a meltdown." For some reason, just getting it off of your mind can be all you need to move on to the next challenge.