This refrigerator magnet.
It’s a photo of Bossy and her brother, taken over two decades ago. This magnet is one of the few that work because it covers a larger surface area — and hi, have you met Bossy the physics professor?
The photo was taken on Thanksgiving, and Bossy’s brother is still enjoying his plate of food, which is strangely on a paper plate, and so that would be, yeah, high school graduation plus three years minus one apartment at 18th and Green Street divided by parental divorce = 1987.
Bossy’s brother is enjoying his second helping or maybe even third, and he’s wearing leopard suspenders. Bossy still has that belt with the droopy metal chains and the black skirt, and they have taken up residency in her Shmata Collection.
Bossy can’t describe the kitchen grease that has collected on this plastic refrigerator magnet except to say, If you knew, you’d become a fruitarian.