Tuesday, September 1, 2020
For the young people in my audience, of which there are, let's see, zero? No! Wait, there is one out there! Hi. Which is great, because I was going to tell everyone anyway, that back in the 70's there was a famous commercial of the Maytag Repairman. And the joke and the sell of the ad was that Maytag made such insanely reliable appliances that the Maytag Repairman just sat there with nothing to do.
I guess he was supposed to be sad and lonely, and I get that, but even as an eight year old some small part of my brain thought:
Fast forward a little bit under half a century and I am the library greeter and hall monitor in a mostly closed, pandemic era library, on a lovely, sleepy Summer Sunday afternoon.
I never could fully believe things like:
I would be the Dodgers starting shortstop.
Or I would turn out to have magical powers.
So it's just nice that some of my dreams came true.