A woman overheard that I had tickets to the Patriots-Ravens playoff game this Sunday. She asked, “You like football?”
“Yeah,” I replied. “I love it.”
“But aren’t you a writer?”
“Oh. I didn’t think writers liked sports.”
While part of me wanted to explore this woman’s line of thinking, I decided to change the subject. Some statements are simply too indicative of a person’s mental prowess to proceed.