"Wow daddy! When did you get to be famous?"

Posted by Greg Murphy on

That is the question my daughter asked when we went to Children's Medical Center in Dayton to get her first covid vaccine a few months back.

(She got both btw... no problems at all.)

We had to mask up, and so people couldn't see our faces.

But we did get recognized by the guy checking us in, and one of the ladies in the room they send you to after you get your shot to make sure bad things didn't happen.

(Also, they get snacks in that room... at CVS, you have to just sit in a chair in an aisle and freak yourself out constantly checking yourself to see if you are having a bad reaction... or maybe that's just me.)

Having people recognize us with the masks on was pretty surprising... and the week before we got noticed at a bank in Huber Heights.

That kind always makes me terrified and giddy at the same time.

Terrified that the person talking to me is someone that I know in actual real life and I can't remember anything about them at all (which does happen) and excited that people do actually watch videos of my big head on their social media feed.

But let's get back to Syd's question about being famous.

I answered by trying to explain a few things.

1. Being famous should be about having a special skillset that people admire.

2. Social media isn't real life.

3. We are providing a product and a service to people to fill needs that they may have, and all of this is to help.

And D. we pay money so Daddy Zuckerberg and George Youtube will show our videos to people.

That's not the same thing at all.

This was quite upsetting to her. She told me that it still counted because people knew who I was... and it freaked me out a little bit.

Because she said it in a way that sort of sounded like that in and of itself was the point.

I'm very nervous about this...

The time that we spend on these screens creep me out a little bit.

I'm not sure what we should do about it... except that spending time in our imagination can't hurt.

So, if you'd like to buy some things to spend less time on a screen there are links on this page with which to do that.

Until next time,

-Greg Murphy


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