Local debate coach: "Elaine, can you come be a judge for our Public Policy debate competition this weekend?"
Local debate coach: "Great, be at Central High School at nine a.m. on Saturday."
Me: "No problem, see you there."
Local debate coach: "Oh by the way, the resolution being debated is: 'On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.'"
Me: "Ummmm ... "
One wouldn't ordinarily think that I would be the best person to be an impartial judge for those poor debate kids, but Reader, I want you to know I did my very best ...