…And another item from the growing file of people who voluntarily wear dunce caps… You’ll be talking cordially to someone and make an offhand reference, ‘I recently read where–‘ and they’ll cut you off and say, ‘Oh, I don’t read’… This is a tragedy on so many different levels. First, because they don’t read, they don’t know enough to keep it to themselves. Next, and this is the most amazing part, they use a demeaning tone like I’m the stupid one for wasting time with books.