“One of the things you get when you say you're a poet is, 'Oh, you're a poet! Well that's interesting. Our daughter, Tiffany, she's eleven, she writes poetry.'
And my revenge fantasy is that I ask this guy what he does and he says, “Well I'm an investment banker.”
And I say, 'Really! Because our son, Timmy, was playing with some change on the floor the other day. It's such an interesting connection…'”
– Billy Collins,
Poet Laureate of the United States, 2001