I totally missed this, but in December, My Boyfriend Dave Grohl was featured in Time magazine’s 10 questions. As expected, he was brilliant.
If you replace “drummer” with “editor” and “band” with “product,” this is how I feel about being an editor:
You play many different roles in your various musical endeavors. Which do you enjoy the most? – Rebecca Brock, Alpharetta, GA
My Boyfriend Dave Grohl: I love being a drummer. Everyone thinks you’re dumb. What they don’t realize is that if it weren’t for you, their band would suck.
So, to the coworker who announced in a meeting full of noneditors, “Wow, Cha Cha, if you get that excited about bulleted lists, we need to get you a life?” To you, my friend?
I’m just gonna smile and nod. OK, maybe I think about punctuation in the shower. But I’m saving you from sucking!