Thursday, April 26, 2007

the Mayor

This morning I went with an old friend Mark Rolf invited me to the Hill Business Association annual breakfast. I have known Mark since he was 18 from school. Very cool o.g. southside kid.

We showed up to the Glaizer's Union Hall off of Hampton and lined up at a line for food provided by Chris' Pancake House and Rich LoRusso. We sat down and caught up and ate our food. The crowd was big and all the players in the hood and the city were there.

Then the Mayor comes in. He immediately comes up to our tables and starts shaking hands. He was making the rounds and we were the first ones. We gave quick hellos and shook hands.

"Mister Mayor, I need to ask a favor. I used to have one of the flag pins you gave me, but I lost it. Do you have another?"

A couple of years ago he gave me a pin along with pens for the kids from the gym. I wore that pin quite a bit. A few weeks back I lost that pin.

Slay smiled and pulled the pin off of his lapel.

"Here, take mine. I got plenty more."

I thanked him and he went on to shake about a hundred more hands. What a generous guy that mayor.

Mark Rolf leaned over and said to me "Next time see if he will give you his tie."


Blogger Beth R said...

Fun story!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay Steve-

The title of this post is "the Mayor" and there's a picture with you pointing at yourself.

We know, you're joking.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I could see it.


1:29 PM  
Blogger gate said...

I'm petty sure Mark could have talked him out of his pants, too.

9:18 AM  

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