Dave Tomlinson rechecked his pants pockets for the tickets to the American Museum of Natural History.
He was hoping to be home in time for "Jeopardy!", but the train schedule had shifted to winter hours, leaving long gaps between departures.
Dave considered drinking a glass of cherry Kool-Aid, made possible by two grade-school entrepreneurs with a balsa wood stand on the sidewalk in front of an old church with peeling blue paint.
Funny how his taste buds still tolerated the retro tastes, like Ring Dings, Fanta and Pop-Tarts.
Someone mentioned that "Golden Girls" was available on DVD, but Dave took no notice.
In the end, pre-packaged syndication convenience was overrated.
Dave snickered and considered flexible agendas.