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That's not a fly on our wall!

People always say "I'd like to be a fly on that wall," when they're talking about being able to get the inside scoop on the real goings on among people.

Reporters, they're always hunting the inside story, the dirt, the scoop, the skinny, the REAL story, but they can't be the secret fly on the wall. They have to declare themselves and their intentions to observe, record and interview.

Pam Burke

In my expanded capacity at the paper (the one where I'm asked to overcome all my social phobias and go out into public and speak to people ... in person, with words), I find myself saying things like thi...


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