Mr. F. is 95 years old.
He is a wealth of information and clearly loves to reminisce.
After serving in the military he went to a trade school.
He then had a very successful career in the construction business.
He wanted me to know that he had come across "a lot of very smart people over the years who were not very wise."
I decided to just listen and not talk very much during our time together.
It was a good choice for a couple of reasons:
1. He was quite hearing impaired so it was easier to listen than to try and get him to understand what I was saying
2. He wouldn't have any significant information on me to know if I fell into the smart but not very wise category