Sunday, January 23, 2011

Small Talk

I was chatting with one of the secretaries in the main office on Friday when I asked if she remembered the inauguration of John F. Kennedy 50 years ago. She recalled that she was in high school at the time. We chatted a bit about the passing of time and I walked around the corner to use the copier.

I turned to find the secretary standing beside me.

"You know, I was in college when he was shot. I never thought that bad things like that happened, it was then that I lost my innocence. Nothing bad had ever happened to me...until then."

Clearly, what started as small talk was not so small after all.

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