Tonight I went to see “Charlie Wilson’s War.” As the sound system suddenly went haywire in the theater, I went out in the lobby to find a manager to put it right again.
No employees were to be seen, but two teenage girls were in the lobby. They said the staff all left. I thanked them and turned back to the theater, and one asked me if “Charlie Wilson . . .” was good. I said yes. She said, “I like Tom Hanks.”
I said, “Yeah, but it has some ancient history in it.”
I was about their age when Aeroflot brought its first ‘tourist’ charter into Kabul.