Me: Do you know who the new Chief of Police in Dallas is?
Zack: No, I know they are supposed to get one, but I’m not sure who it is. I think it was this guy who was Kunkle’s right hand man.
Me: Is that the one that nobody wants?
Zack: I think so.
Me: Why? I thought Kunkle was a good Chief?
Zack: Crime rates have gone down under him, but he’s not very well liked.
Me: Oh. Okay. Aren’t you proud of me for knowing that Dallas is getting a new Chief of Police?
Zack: Yeah, actually, I really am. How did you know that?
Me: I don’t remember. I think I saw it on the news or something.
Zack: Do you know the name of Fort Worth’s Chief of Police?
Zack: Might as well be. (Note: Fort Worth got a new Police Chief recently; he was recruited from Phoenix.)
Me: What is his name, really?
Zack: Jeff Halstead.
Me: Like, you’re standing steady in a hall?
Zack: If you want to remember it that way, I guess.
Me: MIKE MONCRIEF.
Zack: Mayor of Fort Worth. Good job. Do you know Dallas’s?
Me: Ron… Howard.
Zack: Ron Kirk used to be the mayor of Dallas.
Me: Laura… Ingles.
Zack: Laura something-or-other used to be the Mayor of Dallas, yes, but she’s not anymore.
Me: I don’t know who it is now. The gay guy?
Zack: That narrows it down. I don’t know if he’s gay or not. I think his name is Tom Leppert.
Me: Tony… Horton. Tony… the Tiger.
Zack: Are you trying to name the Prime Minister of England?
Me: Well, the old one. He’s not in that office anymore, right?
Zack: Yes. And it’s Tony Blair. Not Tony the Tiger. The country’s motto is not, “We’re GRRRRRREAT BRITAIN.”