Years ago, The Slice column asked what local person readers would like to see naked.
One caller, who had been in my column before and who identified himself on this occasion, named the Q6 anchor. He was quite straight-forward and matter-of-fact about it. No heavy breathing. Just red-blooded curiosity.
As I recall, when it came time to run a few answers to that question, I didn't use his name nor did I mention Ms. Vigil specifically. I think I made some vague allusion to a TV news on-air personality. Or something.
So anyway, yesterday I got an email from that same guy about an altogether different matter. At least I was pretty sure it was the same guy.
I wanted to remind him of that long-ago phoned-in answer and tell him that it had cracked me up at the time.
But what if it wasn't the same guy? Wouldn't a different reader properly conclude that I am nuts, or worse?
In the end, I managed to cobble together a cryptic allusion to that earlier matter. And my correspondent was kind enough to acknowledge that, yes, that had been him.
Let's move on.