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Manhattan Conversations: A Conversation With an NFL Player And a Pakistani Man

I stopped into a bodega on my way to meet a gentleman for a first date. It was 9:30 at night on a Saturday and my throat was scratchy. I needed some hot tea and lozenges, a little pick-me-up. "Do you have tea?" I said. "Yes Boss," said the Pakistani man behind the counter. He stood about 5'7", maybe 5'8," around 55 years old. He had a roundish belly and a kind face. "What would you like Boss?" I smiled.
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