Walking toward my office today, a familiar, smiling, middle-aged man was approaching on foot from the opposite direction. As he got closer, I began to anticipate an awkward encounter, with him stopping to chat and me being unable to recall where I know him from.
Running possiblities through my mind: Is he a former patient? A friend of a friend? Did we go to school together? Does he work at Starbucks?
When we were within a few feet of one another, I realized it was Richard Roeper.