"I'm not from around here..."Two years ago, after I had retired and was in the midst of a 30-day Amtrak North America Rail Pass excursion, I was in Montreal sightseeing and about to enter the Catholic Basilica to look around.
A tv newsman with a microphone in his hand caught my arm and said something about "what's your opinion on the election?"
I looked back and saw his cameraman was rolling tape and zooming in as I answered "Sorry, I'm just visiting, I don't live in Montreal."
I continued on into the church and my buddy asked me if I had heard the question. "No, not really, some local thing I guess."
He laughed and, as our eyes roamed around the interior of the beautiful cathedral, he said "he wanted to know what you thought about Benedict, the new Pope."