A professor commented:
"That's what I am thinking: how much sourpuss I am."
"I am taking the administrator free path."
He was considering whether to go to the hooding ceremony for his student who just completed a PhD. He did not want to go because he would have to see administrators there, and he usually manages to avoids seeing administrators. Theoretically, he should put the interest of his student above his own interests, and just go. But he is thinking that he will be so miserable about being there, that he will be a sourpuss, so he will not be good company for his student.