"An appreciative listener is always stimulating." - Agatha Christie
Friday, September 29, 2006
Though I overestimate my readership, I wanted to apologize to a member of my class to whom I have spoken only once. When we met, she mentioned her last name. Someone asked if she was related to the president. She said, "Actually, yes." I, being a jerk, made a comment something like "Hey--he's ranked like 41st out of 43 presidents."
Ma'am: I think it's pretty cool if you're related to a president. That's more than I can say; I am just a bitter person with no family history. Please accept this as my apology. I hope you won't hold it against me.