One night at a Wendy's drive-through, Gretchen asked me, "how come you haven't asked me to do that interview with your person thing?"
I confirmed there was honey mustard in my bag and turned to her. "Because you explicitly said you didn't wanna do stuff like that." By "stuff like that" I meant "be vulnerable on the internet," because even though that's basically my entire career, it's not hers!
This was true, Gretchen admitted. But in that moment, she told me later, she'd wanted to be the type of significant other who was "super chill and open" as well as "a selfless human with impeccable vibes," so she said, "well, I changed my mind! Let's do the interview."
I was surprised and clearly so was Gretchen — after dropping me off she a...
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