Slice of Life
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:20AM
Thomas Clifford

Lately I’ve been taking a book with me on my evening walks. Since I just picked up Seth Godin's new book, "Small is the New Big," I took it with me on my walk tonight.

My neighborhood is small and friendly.

While walking, I approached an elderly lady who asked me, “What are you reading?”
“Oh, ‘Small is the New Big.’
She asked, “What kind of book is that?”
“Well,” I said, “it’s a book about many things, primarily neat business ideas.”
“Are you a business man?” she asked.
“No, no...I’m a documentary filmmaker. I make films for businesses so I enjoy reading business books.”
“Oh, I see,” she said. “Well, best of luck to you.”
We then parted ways.

On my return walk home, we bumped into each other again. She quickly came up to me and said, “Can I ask you a question?”
“Of course,” I said.
“What do you think of George Bush?”
“Hmmm....I can’t wait for ‘08, then he can go back to Texas to mountain bike,” I responded.
“He has done such great damage to our country, don’t you think?”
“Yes,” I said, “He has.”
She asked if I voted in the Lieberman-Lemont race.
“No. I’m a registered Independent. I sick of both parties,” I said. “I won’t support either party anymore.”

She squinted her eyes, furled her eyebrows, made a funny look, then said to me, “You’re brilliant!”
She put her right hand to her mouth, blew me a kiss, and said good-bye.

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