This is Grassy’s, Broad Channel Island’s local bar, where we met Connie and John. Connie’s a twice-divorced out of work nurse from Westchester. John is almost officially divorced, and dating Connie once the paperwork that divides up the 20 years he spent with his ex-wife goes through. He’s a plumber. “We met in high school,” Connie explained, and then demanded “huggies” from us. John’s brother lives in South Sandwich in Cape Cod. He sounded nice on the phone, but not nearly as nice as Connie and John, who offered us a ride across the bridge in their Mustang. We had exchanged numbers, but respectfully declined a ride. Connie and John, you see, were completely shit housed.