The Buzz in my ear listened as I thought aloud, "What do you think this blog reporter friend of mine should write about?"
There is no answer for a long time, I assume there isn't any interest in my blog friend's dilemma until I hear a clearing of the throat and a deepening voice answers, "How about that China is going to be the next super power?"
This is a segue into a long political rant. I try explaining that the blog reporter just wants to be funny but I am not heard.
"Did you understand?" Buzz asks at the end of the soliloquy.
"Yes," I reply seriously and sense that the listener is satisfied until I laugh, "I've heard it a few times before, you know."
"You have got to stop writing as if the world is a Lucy episode," Buzz wants me to live in the real world with real conflicts and real tragedies.
I nod and continue to plan the next Friendly Friday, intent on ignoring the ringing in my ears.