I know you’re thinking, Mr. Ford? Why so formal, why not just dive in and call him Harrison? Well, to be honest, he hasn’t met me yet. We would have to be properly introduced to go by first names. He can’t just walk up and say, ‘Hey, The First, how’s biz?’
Ford might be shy. I am not. I paid no attention to the closed sidewalk signs, just marched right up, and said, “Hey! Hey guys, yoo-hooooo.”
They had to crawl out of their equipment trailer, but we had a lively discussion. They posed gladly for a picture then asked to shake my hand — it was a ploy to get close to me. I complied. Everyone smiled.