The other day I received a text from my father, "Went up Half Dome today. Very strenuous walk. I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest!"
Naturally I shared this text with the person that was hanging at my house. She barely looked at me and said, "What's half dome?"
Once I gathered myself I realized I should try and be diplomatic about this surprising lack of knowledge, and quickly looked up a picture online. She was unimpressed.
I asked her, "So, what state are you from?"
I hoped that this would explain some things.
She said, "Washington."
Me, "The state...or dis..trict....?"
Her, "The state. West coast."
Ever heard of Ansel Adams?
Obviously, we aren't kindred spirits.