On the Streets of New Orleans
"What should I do?" I asked. Dave said, "Go up to him and say hi."
It was a warm day in New Orleans. Mardi Gras had the streets full of mischief and fun. Most of the day's harshness had passed, and the sun was setting beneath the horizon. I was drifting down the crowded streets of the French Quarter with a few friends.
We were chatting and taking in all the sights our eyes could handle. My focus was ahead of me. The sounds and smells filled the air. As I looked around, I saw a man getting his shoes shined.
â€œDave,â€ I said, â€œdo you see who that is?â€ We both blurted out, â€œRichard Grieco.â€
I felt flushed and excited. He was only my favorite actor from _21 Jump Street._ Not to mention the fact that he was so hot. â€œWhat should I do?" I asked. Dave said, "Go up to him and say hi.â€ So that is what I did.
I went up and said hi, shook his hand, and ran back to my friends. My friends all laughed and asked, "Well, what did he say?â€ I felt rather silly. â€œWell, he just smiled and didnâ€™t say anything, and then I ran.â€ We all had a good laugh and headed back to our apartment on Oak Street.
More than 10 years later, Dave and I still laugh about it to this day.