Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Hey, there, Meet the
Mayor photographer Derek. Do you think you would make a good firefighter?I would probably poop my pants if I had to run into a flaming
building, or what have you. So I would say, emphatically, no.
Got any funny stories
about Porter Square?As a matter of fact, I do. So I'm down at the Star Market -- I
had enough money for two boxes of macaroni, two cans of tuna, and a two-liter
of Pepsi. After, I'm waiting for the train. All of a sudden, some kid comes up
to me. He's like, "You got a dollar?"
I'm like, "Nah, I'm tapped, man." He's like, "I know you've got a
dollar. What if I stabbed you for it?" So I go into crazed-animal mode and
assure him that the only way he's going to get anything out of me is from my
cold, dead fingers. He ended up saying, "Hey, man, I was only kidding! I'm with
the Guardian Angels, and we're gauging people's responses to getting mugged."
He actually started talking into his coat as if he had a lapel mic or something
on him -- "Checkpoint Charlie! Gotta go!"