One morning last week, I was in the Walgreens at Fourth and Main in downtown Cincinnati looking at some hair gel to keep my hair out of my damn face. I noticed a woman kept looking at me. I smiled at her; she smiled back and then approached me.
“Are you Larry Gross?” she asked.
“Yes,” I replied.
“I read your column all the time in CityBeat,” she said. “I find most of them very thoughtful and on the money. I enjoy reading your work.”
“Thank you!”I said. “It’s nice of you to tell me that.” I asked her name, she told me, then I said “How did you know it was me?”
“Well, the cane,” she said. “Of course I’ve seen your picture in the paper too.”
Come to think of it, I have mentioned my walking cane recently in some of the CityBeat columns. Has it made me famous? Hot damn, I should have started using that cane years ago!
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