I am a slow eater. Or, perhaps I live with fast ones.
At dinner, I said to the kids, “Slow down, slow down.”
I added, “I just read that people who eat fast are two times more likely to be overweight than people who don’t.”
Lydia: “You read that? Where?”
Jane: “Yes. In my Diabetes Forecast.”
Lydia: “So, it’s a fact.”
Jane: “Yes, and don’t you like facts?”
Lydia: “I love facts. There should be a magazine called All Facts. People would love it.”
Jane: [thinking…] “I agree.”
Lydia: “Like almanacs. Have you ever read the Almanac? That’s all facts.”
She said this with a kind of relish, my fact-lover.
And I’m with her.