"If you ever want to talk with me, I always have my cell phone on me, you left a message at my home phone," said Lackey. "I prefer to talk in person and look someone in the eye, so if you want to set up a meeting and talk about things, you just let me know." The New Wentzvillian wanted to take care of the failed-to-contact issue immediately, but candidate Lackey wouldn't have it. "I have to get going and I don't care to answer any questions right now." This was odd because he had just made it clear that he very much wanted an audience with the New Wentzvillian, but, now, had no desire to take care of the issue he had just politely, but forcefully, brought up.
He added something about having a "thick skin," to which this reporter promptly replied, "I know a thing or two about a thick skin." But it was oddly disconnected; I don't know why I even replied.
This reporting stuff is fun, can you tell?