At the very end of the song, “Light My Candle” from the Broadway musical Rent, Mimi and Roger exchange names.
Roger sings, “I’m Roger.”
Mimi responds, “They call me Mimi.”
Driving in the car, listening to the song the other day, I turn to Elysha and say, “I’ve always wanted to introduce myself to people like that. You know… ‘They call me Matt.’ What do you think?”
“No,” she said, flatly, immediately, and without an ounce of uncertainty.
I really like the idea, but I’ve learned that when Elysha is absolute in her opinion, she’s usually right.
Also, I had apparently brought up this idea in the past and received a similar response. More than once. Apparently I’m hoping for a change of heart that isn’t coming.
She’s probably right.