The Best Conversation I Had Yesterday

As part of my research for our 30 Years, 30 Stories series, I lugged home the bound copies of our 1993 editions last night. I began perusing them while waiting for my train, and I was approached by a young man in a Stephon Marbury jersey and a DC cap.

Him: “What’s this?”
Me: “These are old issues of a newspaper I work for.”
Him: “You gonna write something about this?”
Me: “Yeah. It’s our 30th anniversary, so we’re writing stories about people we featured in each year of the paper’s existence.”
Him: “What they gotta do?”
Me: “Well, I just look for someone who I think might still be alive who might be interesting for us to catch up with and write a ‘where are they now’ story about.”
Him, after a moment of contemplation: “What about Tupac? You ever think about Tupac?”
Me, pointing at the name of the paper: “Well, they have to be from the Park Cities.”
Him: “Park Cities, huh? Well, I don’t know nothing about that.”

He then wandered off, leaving me to think about Tupac. Do I know for sure that he never lived in the Bubble? Oh, wait — he’s not alive.

4 thoughts on “The Best Conversation I Had Yesterday

  • April 21, 2011 at 8:53 am
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    Maybe you could write a story about Biggie. Oh wait, he’s dead, too.

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  • April 21, 2011 at 10:55 am
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    I don’t understand? Was this a bad thing? The kid asked a question…oh wait, I get it, this is intended for Parkies. That’s like asking if you guys know anything or i’ll use your phrasing “know nothing” about the rest of Dallas. Oh wait, you guys don’t even actually live in Dallas, either.

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  • April 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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    I think writing an updated story about me is a fine idea. Shortly after I moved to PC from Destin, my obituary was erroneously placed in PCP way back in 1993. I am, as of typing this, still very much alive and ready to tell my story.

    As for locoD – the name of the paper is Park Cities People and the young man ignored the obvious “still be alive”. Wait, you’re right. Dan said, “might still be alive”. I think Tupac qualifies there from everything I’ve read on the Internet. Now on to the “from Park Cities requirement” – the young man couldn’t have possibly known that this was an exclusive list and his response is obviously in response to the secret details of the assignment that Dan had just divulged.

    Points go to the young man. Barely.

    I wonder if it was a Dralions Marbury jersey?

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