[Reading Taylor Swift's bio on Instagram that says, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now."] Ava (13): I don't get it. Me: I guess you haven't heard that phrase much. Before we had cell phones our mom would answer the house phone when friends would call and say "I'm sorry, Emily can't come to the phone right now" Ava: Why? Me: You know, if you couldn't talk or were grounded or something. John - remember when we had to call collect? Ava: What's collect? John: If you didn't have change for the pay phone you had to make your phone call collect Ava: Who's collect? Me: No one, it's just if you didn't have a quarter you could call collect instead so the person would pay for it. Ava: What person? Me: The one you're calling - your mom, dad... Ava: Then who's collect? Me: No one. It's how you call the person. Ava: What person? Me: Whoever you're calling. Ava: But who pays?! Who answers?! WHO IS COLLECT?! Y'all. Our childhood is hard to explain.
"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room." -Lorne Michaels, on the importance of learning from others.