Much of the fun of getting to know a new fishing buddy is the slow and pleasant process of asking questions about their life and answering questions about yours.
“Where’d you grow up?”
“What do you do for a living?”
“If you could have any superpower, what would it be?”
That’s the routine Tom Hazelton and I worked through during our first trip together when he asked a question I didn’t expect.
“Are you retired?”