In my position as an all-action early-morning distribution agent for the Metro newspaper, I am well placed to notice when – as happens occasionally, maybe once or twice a month – there is actually something worth reading inside. On Friday, there was.
Only one paragraph, but a goody. Tom Hanks was being subjected to the usual horrendous interview that he has to deal with, as graciously as possible, about thirty times a day. And then he was asked about the success of his marriage and invited to explain if there was a reason. His reply is a pearler:
Your 20-year wedding anniversary’s coming. What’s your secret?
Never getting divorced! Picking the right person and saying: "You’re the one for me!" That’s pretty much what happened. It’s as simple as that. I have a great friend who also happens to be the woman I like to sleep with every chance I get. It seems to work out.