I came across a blog post today at one of my favorite sites called “Why, because Science”
The cartoon made me laugh like an idiot because I’ve often said the same thing about being a writer. You can practically justify any question or interest or awkward situation simply by saying, “I’m a writer doing some research.” Not only does it completely do away with any awkwardness of the situation, but usually people jump to help. It’s awesome. I’m sure I’ve abused the privilege in the past, and I’m practically guaranteed to do it again, but how can I not? It’s just so much damned fun.