In Her Likeness

While waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store some years ago, my cousin Monica asked her mother why the cashier made the overweight woman ahead of them pay for a bottle of fat free salad dressing. "Shouldn't she get it for free?" my cousin wondered aloud. "Or isn't she fat enough?"

If ever I were asked to compare Monica to a modern-day television character, I think I'd be hard-pressed to find a more likely candidate than Erin from NBC's The Office.