Midtown Humanity On Parade, Vol. 2
Little girl: Hi Mom, so guess what, at school today, after lunch? Dylan? Got a nosebleed.
Mom: Which Dylan?
What I love about that exchange: 1) to a child, a classmate's nosebleed is above-the-fold, 48-point-type, no-time-for-pleasantries breaking news; 2) the child in question has more than one "Dylan" in her class. What I love even more is how these two aspects become one, because from now on, the Dylan who got the nosebleed is…the Dylan who got the nosebleed. If Dylan invites this little girl to a pool party, her mother will no longer ask "Which Dylan?" or "Dylan R. or Dylan J.?", but rather, "Dylan who got the nosebleed?"
I have now typed "Dylan" so many times that it looks misspelled.
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