One of our neighbors was recently profiled in a national magazine as "the most important person you don't know." Around here? Those are teasing words.
"Considering you were on network TV last night until after ten, you're up pretty early!" I commented when I ran into her this morning out walking her dog.
"Oh! The traffic was terrible yesterday for NO REASON!" she explained. "It took me 57 minutes to get work, and I can't be late this morning."
"That's right," I agreed, "because you're the most important person we don't know."
"But you do know me," she replied.
"True," I shrugged. "Actually, you're the most important person I do know."
She leaned over to pick up her dog's poop. "Lucky you."