Last Friday, New York Times
columnist Gail Collins gave a speech at a local university; I attended the speech and dashed out the second it was done so I could write about it for the newspaper
and get it in before deadline. As usual, space constraints forced me to leave out many interesting details, but I wrote the best story I could in the time and space allotted, filed it and largely forgot about it.
Five minutes ago, Ms. Collins called me at work to say she's given that speech hundreds of times, and my write-up of it was the best one she'd ever read.
Ahem. I need to figure out how to work that into my resume.