I mean, if someone showed up at my door holding a copy of Six Easy Pieces and asking if I’d like to hear the good word about quantum electrodynamics I’d say yes please come right in I will put the kettle on.
That way I can take comfort in the fact that while in this universe I am sitting at my desk still staring at one line of tepid prose I wrote three hours ago, in an alternate universe Successful Me just received a nice email from Neil Gaiman, wherein he tells Successful Me how much he loves my stories and wouldn’t it be great if we could work on a joint writing project. A film, perhaps. And how we could probably talk Mark Gatiss into joining as well.
Way to go, Alternate Universe Me. You rock.
"No, Grandpa, I can’t drive you to your colonoscopy appointment today. I have to go to the Dagobah system.”