My friend spotted me from across the coffee shop and exclaimed: “Hey! What are you doing here?!”
“Oh, I’m taking a little PTO this morning to write,” I replied.
“Cool, yeah, I saw you’d started a blog.”
“Uh huh, I’m having fun with it! You should check out my site and let me know what you think.”
“Mmm, that’s not really my thing.”
“Food policy? I know it can be dense, but everyone who eats should care about food policy.”
“Oh, no, I’m really interested in food policy.”
Ouch ouch ouch. I tried to keep the knife in my gut from twisting as I changed the subject: “Oh, well, what are you doing here?”