ON THE FERRY

These people are returning to Norfolk from the Seawall Art Show in Portsmouth. Actually, the guy in the striped shirt came over with me, and I also waited in the Mr. Softee line behind him. I worried that he might think I was stalking him, and toyed with the idea of telling him "I'm not stalking you," but quickly realized that it would have had the opposite effect from the one intended. I'm no stranger to that phenomenon. Like if I approached a hefty woman at the supermarket and said "I don't think you're fat," what message would she take from that? See what I mean? People can be so weird sometimes. In fact, a good deal of the time. In fact, it's a real treat to come across someone who's not very weird at all. But try telling them that.