Lenny suggests Eggplant Parm.

Me? I would eat oatmeal every night for dinner.

But these kids? Well, I guess I shouldn’t make them quesadillas every night.

Hunting for inspiration, I collided with a man at the end of the supermarket aisle.

He said, “Go ahead.”

I said, “No, no, no, you go ahead.”

Then I blurted, “I’m deciding whether or not to get some eggplant.”

This began the nicest conversation with Lenny, who told me that I should make Eggplant Parmesan, pointed out some organic tomato sauce that was 50% off, and then told me all about how he makes meatballs. It was adorable. Lenny came alive when he was talking and it brightened my day, too.

The point?

Say the thing. Say the weird thing. Say the vulnerable thing. Start the conversation.

You might get a recipe.

You might make a stranger’s day — or your own.

P.S. If you want to turn your web copy confusion into Word Parmesan, let’s talk.

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