As is typical just past 5:30, Jaclyn called me on the phone while I was driving home from work yesterday. As we greeted each other, I immediately heard Miles laughing in the background.
“Who is that??” I asked in an over-the-top, incredulous voice.
“I’m Miles!” he called.
“Miles?” I said, toning it down and sounding legitimately confused. “I don’t know anyone named Miles…”
Miles was silent for a moment, clearly contemplating this. Finally, he said, “…who is I?” as though my question had triggered some deep, profound self-reflection.
I was just goofing, kid! I really didn’t expect you to have an existential crisis or anything!