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Open again today. Again limited menu. 11:30am until freezing cold. Sunny with a breeze out here. Bring a jacket.
What kind of person forgets a baby in a car?
The wealthy do, it turns out. And the poor, and the middle class. Parents of all ages and ethnicities do it. Mothers are just as likely to do it as fathers. It happens to the chronically absent-minded and to the fanatically organized, to the college-educated and to the marginally literate. In the last 10 years, it has happened to a dentist. A postal clerk. A social worker. A police officer. An accountant. A soldier. A paralegal. An electrician. A Protestant clergyman. A rabbinical student. A nurse. A construction worker. An assistant principal. It happened to a mental health counselor, a college professor and a pizza chef. It happened to a pediatrician. It happened to a rocket scientist.” —
I realize that most of you who may see this have neither babies nor cars…but I’m annoyed with smug commenters and can’t respond (again) on FB.
I was eased out of the Coupling rotation after a year — new blood needed, the editor explained. That decision was something of a relief, and more so in retrospect: Not only had I run out of topics, but soon enough the comedy would have had to give way.” —
I thought I knew exactly where this story was going. I was wrong.