Stalker is reminded of an ex-mushroom grower who had a near miss with President Bill Clinton when he visited these shores during his term of office.
Said ex-grower was by this time running a pub in a small rural village. The pub got a phone call enquiring after the name of the bar owner, and whether or not the he was in fact a member of a certain clan - the pub name was causing some confusion as it was not the bar owner’s name.
President Clinton's mother was of the same name as the bar owner and her ancestral roots were known to be in the locality.
The ex-grower, now landlord of the pub, showed the usual mushroom fraternity suspicion of any caller, and declined to give his name. Even after persistent and repeated attempts, the bar owner was giving nothing away.
Who coukd it be?
In the end it transpired that it was a member of the Clinton entourage, trying to locate a photo op and family interest story for the then Prez.
The Prez did make a visit into the village in the following weeks, stopping at another local bar for refreshment and declaring that he had roots in the area.
Who knows what might have transpired - but our doughty ex-grower probably saved himself a whole lot of PR kerfuffle and a photo op with the leader of the free world.
Sure who needs that kind of hassle anyway!
Just like our hero, Stalker is divulging no names!