Reflections: Trivial trivia

by awindram

20111115-041721.jpg

Back when Patty Turner opened her diner on K street she thought that she should put a little book of questions on each table. She figured it would be a fun and diverting activity for her customers as they waited on their orders. So with the help of her grandson Aaron – who tutored her in how to conduct a google search – Patty went about compiling her book of trivia. When she was finished she found that she had produced a 20 page booklet of questions. At the FedEx office she had 50 copies of the booklet laminated, along with 100 copies of the diner’s menu. Without fully realising it, Patty told a lot about herself through the questions she had selected for the booklet: the page of Pumpkin-related questions spoke of her love of fall and Thanksgiving; the page of America-related questions spoke of her quietly observed patriotism; and question 2 in the miscellaneous section spoke about her disdain for yuppie scum.

_______________________________________________________________________________

If you want to stay discombobulated, don’t forget you can subscribe to Culturally Discombobulated using the email subscription button on the right hand side of the screen. Or, if you are a real masochist, you can follow me on twitter at @C_Immigrant or at @awindram.

Advertisements