While waiting for my bagel to toast at the coffee shop…
Food Prep Lady to Cashier: Did you watch ‘Sex and the City’?
FPL: I’m trying to figure out who this actress is. This comedian.
Me: Which actress?
FPL: Y’know, the funny one with red hair.
Me: Cynthia Nixon? The one who plays Miranda?
FPL: Is that her name? She’s a comedian married to that other comedian.
FPL: The funny one!
Me: Sarah Jessica Parker?
FPL: Yes! What’s her husband’s name?
Me: Matthew Broderick.
Me: Matthew. Broderick.
FPL: Oh. What was he in?
Me: Well, he played Ferris Bueller.
FPL: Huh. That’s not it.
FPL: I think he’s was on a classic TV show from the 60s. “My Three Sons”! That’s the one.
Me: I don’t think he was.
FPL: Are you sure?
Me: Pretty sure.
(She wanders off and starts shouting at Stock Guy.)
FPL: Sarah Jessica Parker! She was a stand-up comedian! So was her husband!
SG: Really? What’s his name?
FPL: I dunno. Something Parker!
Lesson learned: I dunno. Something about not acting a know-it-all, probably.