From Jerardi’s column today:
Palestra custodian Dan Harrell is one of the most beloved people on the Penn campus. Really, who else carried a broom to his graduation?
Last spring, Harrell was introduced to a man who was accompanying his son on a campus visit. The son was going to be a member of the Quakers basketball team so a tour of the Palestra was in order.
As Harrell and the player’s father were talking, Harrell said he had to go. As it was Good Friday, he needed to run some Easter errands.
“Denzel, what do you do for a living?” Harrell asked the man.
“I’m a trying actor,” Denzel Washington said.
As Harrell was leaving, he said: “Good luck with that.”[/i]