The grapevine

February 17, 2015

I have often joked about how my neighborhood is still an independent small town 100 years after being annexed. One of its small-town attributes is a super-effective grapevine: everyone knows everyone, and news travels fast. Sometimes too fast. Carl expects to give notice to his employer on Monday, but it’s not a done deal. Still, I’ve had to tell a few people outside the family why I’m not going to commit to any long-term projects.

This afternoon a local TV station called to casually ask if there was “any news” in Delano.

That’s a little too effective, grapevine.

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