One of my favorite things about riding the Metro is getting a free newspaper to enjoy on the trip. There are actually two papers available for the taking. The Washington Examiner has a decidedly conservative slant. Express shares the views of its parent publication, The Washington Post.
My son and I took a train on Thursday morning to meet up with members of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association for a staff-led tour of the U.S. Capitol. As we walked into the Metro station, we each grabbed one of the free newspapers. During the ride from Dunn Loring to Capitol South, several stories in Express gave me pause.
A few weeks ago, I tasted my first fig and loved it. I’ve been craving them since. On Wednesday night, I bought a package of figs at Giant Food. Naturally I was pleased and surprised to see a full page story about figs in the newspaper on Thursday morning.
But wait, there’s more. Flipping back a few pages, I saw a story about the National Museum of Health and Medicine, which I had visited on Monday. On the facing page, there was a short article describing how Madame Tussauds had wax figures of celebrities, not just politicians. I had mentioned the same thing on Twitter on Wednesday. Near that was a blurb about contacting your congressman for a chance to see the House floor, which is exactly where my son and I were headed.
I know that it’s only an odd coincidence that these four stories all appeared on the same day. But I do wonder what might have been printed if I had posted a tweet about the good deal I got on a banana and bag of trail mix at Lincoln’s Waffle Shop on Tuesday.