[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating purple and green. Foreground — a picture of a fox. Top text: “ [Read Sweetness and Power] ” Bottom text: “ [Crave Sugar The Entire Time] ”]
Just before our first dinner date. Me, Thomas, Antonio and Paulo was at Paulo’s place. Had a couple of beers. Listened to some music. A song comes on, Paulo turns to us and says, confident that he was the only one who knew the artist: “£50 for the person who know who this is.” I listen for a second and say: “It’s Tom Waits.”
The look on Paulo’s face. I will never forget it.
He was in awe. And he was seriously impressed. I am pretty sure he got a different kind of respect for me after that.