I have a toothache.
I could say it came on Wednesday night but it didn’t.
I could say it came on over the past week. It didn’t.
It came on over a very long time - so long, I honestly have no idea how long it has been. It isn’t just that I don’t remember; I mean, I don’t… but it is more that it belongs to a whole class of issues that “just had to wait”.
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