(Originally posted April, 2008)
When I was a little girl I used to watch a show called Romper Room, and at the end of each episode "Miss Carol" looked straight at her television audience through her hand-held hoop-on-a-stick.
"I see Johnny," she would say, "and Suzy, oh, and there's Bobby! I see Cindy, and Billy..."
And while she listed all the children she saw through the TV set, I would wave and shout, "And Katie! Over here Miss Carol, you see Katie!"
But she never said my name. Miss Carol never saw me.
I guess that explains it.