My older sister sells Origami Owl jewelry to make some extra money. They are lockets and charm bracelets that you can personalize with stuff you like. Anyway, she wanted to make me one for my birthday and told me to pick out some charms, so I told her I’d make a bracelet for all my fandoms - a lightning bolt for Harry Potter, a double-decker London bus for Doctor Who, and a bumblebee for Sherlock.
Fast-forward a few weeks, and she’s attending one of the jewelry parties, and she hears a 13-year-old girl state “I’ll make one for all my fandoms!” and my sister was horrified that “oh lord, there’s another one of you.” She leaves the girl alone, not wanting to encourage fandom behavior, when she hears the girl say “I’ll get a lightning bolt for Harry Potter!” My poor sister could not hold her tongue and adds (sarcastically) “yes, and you could get a double-decker bus for Doctor Who and a bumblebee for Sherlock.” The girl was ecstatic. Last I heard, she was trying to find a charm to go with Supernatural.
And thus ends my tale of “Melissa’s faith in the future of America is restored.”