So this weekend we’re at Shakespeare on Boston Common and I’m waiting in line for the port-a-potties with my kids. It’s intermission, it’s dark, there’s 20 people in line ahead of us, so you know the condition those things are going to be in.
My son goes in first. Comes out, tells me, “Daddy, somebody left a wine bottle in there.” The lady in the line next to us laughs.
“Well,” I tell him, “Drink is a great provoker of three things.”
Now, I knew he wasn’t going to get the reference. But I’m surrounded by people who are at outdoor Shakespeare, I expected somebody to get it. I even turned and made eye contact with the woman who laughed in the first place. I should have gone up for a high five. She would have left me hanging, but still.
I got nuthin. I was disappointed. Who says Shakespeare isn’t relevant today?