Saturday, October 27, 2007
Dave didn't mention a thing.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
SHOPKEEPER: Ethan, I thought that was you! I just wanted to thank you so much for the review last week.
ETHAN: Oh, of course, my pleasure. See, mom, he liked the review. She hated it.
SHOPKEEPER: Oh yes, I showed it to my sister, my mom, they were so proud!
ETHAN: See that, mom, he has a supportive family.
MOM to SHOPKEEPER: When you were a child, did your mother let you win at Candyland?
SHOPKEEPER: Well, my mother wasn’t really into games. But if we’d played them, yes, she would have let us win.
ETHAN: See. That’s why he’s well-adjusted.
Now I can see the regret freezing on the shopkeeper’s face, regret that he’s come out onto the street to give a personal and thoughtful thank-you, only to be sucked in to some ancient family conversation that exists only to make others feel awkward and uncomfortable.