We were at a dead stop, stuck in mid-morning freeway traffic anyway, so why not?
I pulled up alongside him and motioned he roll down his window. When he did, I asked him his name.
"Bill," he replied.
"Last name?" I asked.
"Smith," he offered.
"Ever go by 'William'?" I queried.
I thanked him kindly and drove off, barely going more than four miles an hour in the miasma of cars.
Upon my arrival home later that evening, I looked up "Pasadena Ford" on-line. Nowhere on the site did I see where Bill Smith was number one.
His license plate frame "I'm #1 at PasadenaFord.Com" was blatent false advertising, I decided .....
................... Ruprecht ( STOP )