I say goodbye today, TEV readers, and return you to your regularly scheduled Sarvas.
"Gee, you were great," said the American. "You really handled him. I should have punched him though," he added wistfully, "shouldn't I?"
"Not at all," I said hugging him soothingly. "You can't win with a drunk. But I was terribly touched you sprang to my rescue." I patted him on the head. "You're a good little boy."
"Thanks," he said gratefully, "I like being mothered." And then, a shade regretfully as he moved away, "Of course, I like being fathered too."