It’s not, well, ever that our little town of Wenatchee, Washington makes national headlines. As proof, a search for ‘Wenatchee’ on the New York Times yields about ten results: one from 1995, another from 1972, and the rest from the 1950s and earlier. Frankly, this is just too good to pass up.
It got 60k upvotes on Reddit. The same number of retweets on the ol’ Twitter. The BBC did a whole segment. It’s so good, the late show hosts also, well, couldn’t pass it up: Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.
The musician-in-a-bag solution from the band teacher, Eric Anderson, is so creative I’m going to award him the #leadershipindisguise hashtag award. Which means now I need to come up with that award. In the meantime, it’s a proud moment to be a Wenatcheean. I'm not convinced that's a thing. Or even a word.
Why am I sharing this? Because these Friday randomnesses are, well, supposed to be random. Also, as Jimmy Fallon put it: ‘Because it’s funny.’