In 31 years as a reporter, I've been told to go pound salt hundreds of times. But rarely, if ever, has anyone done so with such earthy grace as a 31-year-old guy who works as a server at Winger's Grill & Bar in Meridian.
This waiter may play a role in a story I'm working on, but he's not a public person so I'm leaving his name out of this. I've cleared this blog post with him.
Yesterday, I was reviewing my audio recording of our interview. He'd had a belly full of answering questions and when I pressed him for more detail, he let me know it. His push-back struck me as a lovely thing, a found poem I wish to share with loyal readers of the Idaho Politics blog.
I'm onna let go 'cuz yurr diggin'
Because I doan wann ya to dig
I doan know nuttin'
And quit diggin'
Cuz yurra reporter
And I'm not gonna say nuttin'
Cuz a lot of stuff
Got blown outta comportion (sic)
And that's all I'm gonna say
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