So the editor of The Spokesman-Review attended a presentation yesterday by a couple of economists in downtown Spokane.
He found himself seated at a table that included a woman it might be fair to describe as one of my fans.
When she learned that my boss was with the S-R, she launched into a story about me. That went on for a bit. And after she wrapped it up, she turned to my boss and asked him a question.
"So what do you do at the paper?"
She told me about this over the phone just a bit ago. We shared a laugh.
And I told her what I'll tell you now.
There have been editors at the S-R who would not have handled that moment gracefully. But the gentleman in charge of the newsroom today is genuinely modest and content to operate mostly behind the scenes.
You don't really appreciate that until you have been around egos of an altogether different sort.