Can you hear me now?

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Note to man at next table in my writing spot: once you’ve said ‘hello’ more than 20 times* you may safely assume the person on the other end can’t hear you now.

*Not hyperbole, alas

Cinema Paradiso

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Writers, do not watch this movie.* The score will get stuck in your head and all your characters will start to sound like lovestruck Sicilian teenagers.

*I was being ironic. Watch this movie, or the angels will weep for you.