On Sunday morning I was walking to the High Desert Market. I was stopped by a guy sitting on a rock ledge.
“Do you know what time it is”?
I said, “About 9”.
He said, “No, it is after 9”.
I thought, “Don’t ask me the question, if you already know the answer”.
Then he changed to beggar mode:
“Got any change”?
But he played the part without conviction.