Ha hahahahaha HA HA ha hahahaha!
(Hold on, let me catch my breath . . .)
In. The. World.
Heeheehee hee hee ha ha!
Hey Jeff, next time I'm in Boston, could you use your globe-spanning influence to find me a parking space?
Among all the "Best Conceivable Outcomes" a person might imagine when sitting down to write a book, would anyone ever in their wildest dreams think, "Hey, if this goes well, maybe I'll be named one of the world's 100 most influential people?" Ever?! The only thing better than teasing Jeff about TIME's recognition is knowing how uncomfortable it must be making him right now. I hope the day that he actually gets used to this kind of thing never arrives. In the meantime, may he enjoy it and accept the congratulations of a friend in the spirit it's intended.
EDITED TO ADD: Jeff e-mails: "My first thought was, I can't even influence my wife to buy name-brand peanut butter."
Funny guy! And wise.