When I was 11, my ideal life path involved going to Harvard, then graduating and becoming the world’s first professional skateboarder-slash-NBA player. (That, uh…that didn’t work out.)
Point is, at 11 years old, most of us have very little idea what we want to be when we grow up; hell, many people are still trying to figure out their dream jobs. But one elementary school student’s future seems locked up.
Liam Stack, a reporter for the New York Times, tweeted yesterday that his cousin’s 11-year-old daughter is apparently an avid reader of the Washington Post – and has been for the past two years:
Today I learned that my cousin’s 11 year old daughter somehow downloaded The Washington Post app — without my cousin’s knowledge — at the age of 9 and has been a loyal reader for the last two years.
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 11, 2018
Stack’s tweet caught the attention of some people at the Post, and they very graciously invited Slack’s cousin (once-removed; I don’t know why, but it’s important to me that you know that) for a visit:
Please tell her that she has an open invite to spend a day with us. (And that @PostBaron keeps a jar of peanut M&MS in his office.)
We're all very excited to work for her someday.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 11, 2018
In the age where brands spend most of their time shit-talking individuals and their competitors, it’s refreshing to see the Post extend such a gracious offer.
I, for one, hope the would-be journalist ends up taking the exact career path she’s always dreamed of, because if she does, that means there’s still hope for me to be the Deion Sanders of the vert and the hardwood.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna do some online shopping for skateboards.