There I was, standing under the blinding florescents of Long’s Drugs. Middle-aged women walked by, shooting me concerned looks. I flipped through the pages, scanning headlines like an FBI agent scans a crime scene. O.J. is convicted. Britney’s desperate to succeed. Friends worry Madonna’s suffering from a midlife crisis. More troubles for Winona.
Feeling the anxiety that only teachers do, I pretend to be invisible just in case a student is out picking up some cold medicine for an ailing parent.
Then, on page 80… “Penny-Pinchers”
Late last week Kerri received a message on her school voice mail from a woman who said she represented a company called ‘In the News.’ Neither of us was sure who they were, or what they wanted. Then we received another message on our home answering machine from the same mysterious woman. We assumed it was some type of media contact; someone who wanted an interview with us, or something like that.
We were wrong.
It turns out that ‘In the News’ is a company that sells plaques made of newspaper and magazine clippings. The woman was calling to inform us that for $136 we could have our December 22nd appearance in In Touch magazine turned into a plaque for us to cherish for years to come. Say what?
We didn’t even know we were in the celebrity rag to begin with!
After picking up burrito’s from Rico’s taco shop, we stopped by a drug store to search for a copy of said “In Touch” weekly, and there we were, right underneath four adorable baby bats that had been rescued on the Gold Coast of Austrailia.
It was, in a word…bizarre.