I’ve had more than a few interactions like this:
Carl: So, what do you do?
Me: Well, I like to say I’m a writer, but-
Carl: Oh man, I hate writing. I don’t know how you do it. Writing is the worst.
Me: Ha, yeah, I know, I’m weird. I just kind of enj-
Carl: I don’t even like writing emails. In school I always used Courier New size 14, double-spaced that (expletive). Writing sucks.
Me: Yeah, sometimes it does. (looks off into distance) Sometimes … it […]