So I'm sitting on a park bench (da-ah, duh-da duh-da), eyeing . . . .
No hang on, I'm channeling Jethro Tull, and not in a good way. Start again.
Sitting on a park bench, waiting for the van to come . . .
Those aren't even the right words. Sorry, John.
Okay, one more time. I'm sitting on a park bench in front of the library on a pleasant afternoon, trying to narrow down my selection of Ogden Nash poems for the forthcoming big event at the Arts Center, when a young man approaches me. He introduces himself as a reporter for one of the very new local online news services and asks if I have college-age children.
"No, not yet," I tell him smugly. (With Primus just completing sixth grade, I have years to go before I have to tell him that I spent his college funds on lottery tickets.)
The reporter narrows his eyes and looks at me suspiciously. "But you will soon, I imagine."
How to win friends and interview people, huh?