There’s some sort of electric thrill to enjoying a moment of world recognition, however indirect and minimal it might be. So imagine my shock and joy as I lay on the floor of the gym, headphones on, trying desperately to distract myself from the agony of ab crunches with a podcast of NPR’s Selected Shorts, when I hear:
“I just just moved into a house I had rented in Wallingford…” [What, OUR Wallingford? Or Wallingford, Connecticut, maybe?] “…a sleepy, liberal, family-oriented neighborhood in Seattle. I imagined it, in some ways, to be my dream house” [it IS us!]
Such a trivial thing, but I still wanted to tug at someone next to me and say “hey, hey, we’re famous!”
If your thrills come as cheap as mine, check out Nancy Jooyoun Kim’s “Love (or Live Cargo)” on the January 3rd, 2019 episode, Morality Tales. It’s a pleasant chuckle, and will resonate familiar with many, I’m sure.