Saturday, September 27, 2008
Overheard in my eye doctor's office, 11:30 a.m.: A one-act documentary play
The office manager -- Male, 50s.
The 20-something office assistant -- Female, 20-something.
Me -- Me.
Office manager: Did you hear? Paul Newman died.
20-something office assistant: Paul Newman ... was he in the Beatles?
Me: [Stunned silence]
(P.S.: I need new glasses.)
(P.P.S: I should point out that we walked her through some of Newman's biggest titles, and none of them rang a bell -- or, at least, she hadn't seen them. She was, however, familiar with his salad dressing.)