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    August 11, 2009 | News

    Yesterday I got ‘recognized’ at this diner, by my waitress. (I.e., “Are you Rick? Don’t you write for the paper?”) Second time that’s happened (arguably the first, ’cause the first time around it was a friend of a friend). The point is, it was a much bigger deal for me than it was for her.

    And then I ordered coffee, and 30 minutes later I noticed an ant on the table, and another 30 minutes later I noticed one crawling up my saucer. But I was so pleased that she’d recognized me and I didn’t want to do anything to damper her day that I didn’t say anything.