My Old Dossier
Most people gave pretty obvious answers, stating that their most treasured possession is their children, or that their secret vice is chocolate. Not terribly imaginative, in my opinion. So every Wednesday as I read this feature, I would come up with my own answers for these questions. After a while I started writing them down and soon had written something that I was satisfied with for each question.
Now although I had only been in Evansville for half a year, I figured I could claim to be a prominent member of the community since the paper had just run a story on me and the bike club I was starting at Patchwork Central. So I fired off an email to Anne Schelper.
Keep in mind that Anne would usually invite people to be part of this feature, so I was being rather presumptuous sending her my unsolicited answers. However she must have like what I had written because she sent Courier & Press photographer, Bob Gwaltney over to take my photo for the feature.
With no further ado, here it is, from the Wednesday, September 20, 2000 Evansville Courier & Press, my dossier:
DOSSIER: Richard Wm. Unger
Director of the Patchwork Central Bike Club
Three things that always can be found in your refrigerator:
Most fulfilling job:
If you could keep only two books, what would those be?
What do you value most in friends?
What is it you most dislike?
Favorite candy bar:
Most treasured possession:
What you dislike most about your appearance:
Most marked characteristic:
Who would play you in the movies?
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
Evansville's best-kept secret:
When and where were you happiest?
If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
If money and power were no object, what would you do to benefit Evansville?
How do you hope to be remembered?
When you were 6 years old, what did you want to be?
When did you first realize that a bikini bathing suit was in your past?
Which words or phrases do you overuse?
When did you receive your first kiss?
What is the best advice you could give a 20-year-old?
Behind my back, people say:
People would be surprised if they knew:
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2000
I should add that after this ran in the paper, two women were bold enough to contact me. One sent me her business card (with photo), a schedule for the classic movie theater across the river in Henderson, Kentucky and a short note stating that she found me interesting and thought we should get together to see a movie sometime.
The other woman phoned me at Patchwork and invited me to join a group she was involved with called the Hash House Harriers. She explained that it is a group of runners who get together & drink beer. Seeing as I don't run or drink, the prospect of joining a group such as this held little interest for me. It's too bad, because otherwise this woman actually sounded pretty interesting herself.
Although I didn't follow up with either of these women, I was flattered that their responses. Many other people - folks I actually knew - also told me that they enjoyed reading my dossier.