He went through each track of the CD and talked about screenplays he’d written. He said he often doesn’t get a writer’s credit. I didn’t realize that you could have a career writing movies and TV shows without your name appearing anywhere. I wondered if that enabled screenwriters to stretch the truth in their résumés.
After 30 minutes, I could tell Bonnie wanted to leave, and this guy was going on and on. I said, “Well, we have to get to that pub before it closes.” And he threw more stories at me about the various celebrities he’d worked with. He mentioned Dolly Parton, Robert Duvall...then Bonnie stuck her hand out and said, “It was really a pleasure to meet you. We enjoyed talking with you.” We started to walk away when he said, “I can give you this CD if you want it.” I said, “No, that’s cool.”