This is Ella, by the way. She reminds me of the girl who lived near my Grandparents’ house who, while I was minding my own business playing in the yard, decided to let me know I was the ugliest boy she’d ever seen. Looking back she may have been making an awkward attempt at flirting…or maybe not. All I know is that she was interrupting my fossil hunting. Then there was the girl who lived down the street from us who told me I was the most annoying kid she’d ever met. Early on, I acquired many a superlative to list on my curriculum vitae.

So far they have not proved useful in getting work.