SocialInterview is one of Facebook's applications. It asks you random questions about people on your friend list. Today, Emily, one of my very gifted former literature/writing students was asked, "Would Stephanie make a good perfume salesperson?"
She answered "DUH."
So I responded:
"1. Being the best-smelling person you know, is not a viable reason for assuming I would be a good salesperson, because sales is definitely NOT my calling.
2. "DUH." You answered "DUH?" You're a writer! Write!"
Emily apologized, "I had a moment of weakness. Forgive me. What I meant to say was, "Yes, I'm sure she would be splendid as a perfume salesperson." But, since you deny my claim, I revoke it."
I then told her THAT answer is why she made an "A" in my class!
Emily then added that she also made an 'A' in my class, "because I'm your favorite. Don't forget I'm your favorite."
To which I responded . . . "DUH"
The final response from Emily simply stated, "You ma'am, win at life."
Just one of several bright spots in my day.