Recently we had a job candidate give a talk at work. He was explaining why he wanted the position in question. He explained his professional reasons and then explained his personal reasons. The personal reasons were his children. He started with his eldest child and went through each one chronologically explaining that the middle child wanted to be a Wolverine.
I admit my mind wanders, but when he said this I immediately asked my coworker next to me what that was and thought "that's weird," followed by "how is he going to grow those metal spikes in his hand." Yup, I thought of the superhero Wolverine and began picturing this:
Then I began processing how incredibly impossible that is and it hit me. The kid doesn't want to be Wolverine, he wants to be A wolverine.
Following the presentation 3 coworkers and I were discussing the candidate and the Wolverine story. Suprisingly, I was not the only one who thought superhero. Two of the 3 also had the same idea.
To make this story even better, 3 of the 4 of us have or are currently working on a PhD. The 4th is applying to graduate school now.
When I got home and told B about this his response was "I'm so glad you're all so highly educated."