The C Word
*I will not say that names aren't named, only that I do not identify the not-so-innocent. Rookies make mistakes and deserve a chance to do better.
**It's probably not fair to the people who adopt that arcanic stance. Outside of the creative community, artists, writers, musicians, and actors are often expected to be some variation of a lunatic iconoclast. Maybe this is borne of pressure to explain why they can do what they do. You know, it would be nice if all of the above vocational skills were approached with the same mindset as, say, people being good with numbers, so they're great accountants, or the ability to operate a cash register while exercising great people skills and that almost supernatural ability to pack a bag right makes for a stellar cashier.
***At that point in the conversation, we wonder, "For who?"
****Who is actually four years younger than me. I will never admit this to him in public, so please keep this one quiet, 'kay?