The world is full of interesting people. Some of the best have met ME
Bob Packwood tracked me down at a political rally. My best friend in high school, Carol Wright, heard there would be cute guys at this event, complete with a boy band, and we went for it. We waited so long for Packwood to arrive that when he finally did show it was 100% anti-climatic for us.
Kids swarmed The Suit and The Second Carol and I hung on the fringes until pushed forward. He answered questions from students who really cared about politics. I had no idea what they clamored about and stifled a yawn. Packwood turned and directed his piercing blues at me and waited expectantly for me to say something, maybe ask a deep question, something well thought out. Yes, there was something I wanted to know.
"Hi, um, when's the band going to play?" I asked, ecstatic to speak with someone who could actually force the band to begin.
He stared at me momentarily, like unbelievably, blank stare and moved to the next kid. Carol and I ditched the event. Another successful high-school outing...that and that along-the-river kegger we went to that the cops broke up.
For those interested in the Senator's issues, here's the background, or better yet, read something fun, how about Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt.