Rep Larry Kissell, NC-08
His first floor speech was in support of SCHIP. Here's the video (h/t Betsy Muse, Blue NC.
A man of the people.
So she decides to say hello. Hi Greg!
It's the first Monday of the new year, a fine day in Carrboro. I am at the Harris Teeter, list in hand, confidently navigating my weekly shopping. I turn into the cereal aisle and notice a guy in running shorts contemplating the organics. I say to myself, "Omigosh, that's Greg!"
I am a piano teacher. Greg is one of my colleagues. Since moving here a year ago, I have heard Greg play. He's outstanding, has received numerous awards and performs internationally. I have a CD of his music.
According to her:
He turns around, smiles warmly.
The man doesn't recognize her, mainly because he being called Greg and because he is looking for a cereal either EE asked for or he's curious about (my opinion only).
I continue: "Marilyn Pinschmidt, programs chair for Durham and Chapel Hill Music Teachers Associations."
He still looks puzzled. He doesn't recognize me.
Then the moment of truth appears, and only an older woman or a precocious child would reply:
Then suddenly I realize this person may not be Greg, and in fact isn't Greg. Of course he is confused by this encounter. I feel disappointed that he isn't Greg. I am suddenly a stranger again in this "new" place. But this man somehow seemed so familiar --and I had confused him totally. He, of course, was clearly mystified by this encounter.
"Oh, you're not Greg McCallum, are you?"
The affable hand comes forward. "No. I'm John Edwards."
"Oh, I'm pleased to meet you."
"But you look a lot like Greg McCallum. Greg's a concert pianist."
Edwards looked amused, "Wow. I wish I were a concert pianist right now."