Can’t Change Leppert’s Spots

Brian D. Sweany, once a former FNG around here like me, now an editor at Texas Monthly, has a nice piece on new-ish mayor Tom Leppert in TM‘s August issue. Here’s my favorite part:

“I used the analogy that I once went to a homebuilding company,” Leppert said, “and it had fifteen hundred window sizes because the architects like this one, and this model, and this one as well.”

My mind started to wander. Hey, didn’t I take a shop class in the eighth grade?

“That’s ridiculous. I told them, ‘I want five window sizes,’ and they all went white in the face.”

Yeah! I made an Aggie football goal as a gift for my mom.

“I said, ‘Give me one window size, and if you make it vertical or horizontal, that’s worth two. But from my perspective, it’s one. There’s only one order, and there’s only one production run.’”

I got a C.

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