The mystery guest couldn't understand it. Why would anyone want to have a groundbreaking ceremony on the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake? "The VIP tent is off limits," a large Hispanic woman in a loud print dress had said, "Unless you're with somebody, that is."
|The mystery guest wasn't WITH anybody, he realized grimly, and that was part of the problem. Dating was difficult for the mystery guest; it was hard enough to get an invitation most of the time, let alone plus another guest.|
The mystery guest was working on a screensaver designed to derail your train of thought only he couldn't keep his mind on the project. It was supposed to constantly remind you that a screensaver was technically obsolete, but how do you convey that? Some time passed. "You're not with the mayor's people are you?" an agitated young man with a clipboard asked him.