CONSPIRACY

When I was very young, around eight or nine, I remember my mother saying to me on many occasions, "The world doesn't revolve around you, you know!" Of course I agreed with her, how could she be wrong? But then, in my quiet moments alone, I would imagine the scenario where the world DID in fact revolve around me. Perhaps everything was set up just so, and everyone that I came into contact with just happened to be in on the big secret. Except of course me. But that was OK 'cos I knew I wasn't supposed to know in the first place. Which is why my mum used to keep reminding me. I would snigger silently under my breath when she uttered those words. Yes, I was hip to her game!

(Written a long time before "The Truman Show")