In retrospect, which, as the ever
indefatigable ‘they’ say, is always 20-20, Davey should have chatted with that
white hat. It could have been a favorable career move.
He much later realized that it is in these informal settings where flesh is pressed and lips chatter in mechanical patter, with or without thought, frequently on autopilot, that connections are made, friendships forged, and memories solidified.
Say, for the sake of conjecture, that the aforementioned bespectacled white hat had some side projects or weekend warrior work at his home or hobby business.
It would have been a shingle opportunity for Davey.