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What's the best c-store industry rumor you've heard lately?
Gas margins will increase!
You are locked overnight in a c-store that closes at 11 p.m. The phone isn't working. What would you do?
Stores always need cleaning and shelves fronted. Of course, there is plenty of beer and chips; I'm good 'til morning.
What is your biggest worry today?
What do you consider your biggest achievement?
I hope I have not done it yet, but for now, my family.
What really exasperates you?
Lack of time for peaceful thinking.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Name a disco tune that would be included on that soundtrack.
No disco! Rock 'n roll! "Proud Mary" and "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay."
What famous person would you pick to be your best friend?
Who would you like to make disappear?
Do I just get to pick one? Ted Kennedy would be a good start.
What is on your reading table now?
"Flags of our Father," by James Bradley and Ron Powers; and "The World of Edward Gorey," by Clifford Ross and Karen Wilkin.
What trait do you most like in yourself?
Usually calm and thoughtful.
What trait do you most deplore in yourself?
The times I get my mouth moving before my mind is working.
What piece of modern technology could you not live without?
Unfortunately, that *$%# cell phone in my car.
What do your employees say about you when you are not around?
"I thought he was taller."
Who is your business idol?
Walt Disney. What an innovator and forward-thinker.
Describe the worst boss you've ever had.
My first wife.
If you could come back as any person or thing, who/what would it be?
What Olympic sport best characterizes your life?
The high hurdles.