I went for a walk tonight. I went mostly just to walk, but ended up at the grocery store. There I bought some cookies, and a bottle of nail polish. The man at the check-out was tall, in a yellow shirt. "Important things here," he said.
"Yes," I said, "Just the essentials."
"You're going to be popular with those...Newman's O's."
In my head I added, "and with my pink nail polish."
On my way back a man with one tooth, sitting at a bus stop, greeted me. "Hi," I said. "You look like you from a different part of the country," he said. "God bless you!"
Now a man on the radio is singing, "All I want...is honesty..."
In my experience, if you want something, you have to give it.