"Go ahead, sir. I'm in no rush."
My offer went appreciated but ultimately rejected.
The bloke explained his position: "I'm in no rush, either. There's no Leafs game to watch tonight."
I told him that I'm old enough to have remembered the last Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup victory had I seen it, but I was living overseas in 1967. My memory was in full swing by that point.
As I explained to the gent, "I could tell people that I saw the Leafs win the Stanley Cup". (What a claim that would be. With beer and pretzels.)
Then depression set in. That was a long time ago!
Sorry, Leafs fans. Fallen to the cracks of history.
The above was first posted on April 30, 2019, as "History's What It's Cracked Up to Be".