"Once upon a time, I was a waiter at Applebee’s who dreamed of being anything other than a waiter at Applebee’s."
(This is a true story from my first year of teaching high school English in Manhattan, when I was feeling like a failure and nothing could go right. But then something magical happens. It would mean a lot to me if you watched it.)
Thanks to Esther D and Naje for recording and editing.
This is one of the first stories I ever told live on stage. I’ve revised it a bit since then, but this is the original, most energetic version. Told before I ever thought up Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, but made of fairy tale imagery. I hope you listen and enjoy.