Have you ever wondered why the waiter knows all the specials without so much as peeking at the board, or why the plumber can still make you laugh even when it'll cost you $1,000 to fix the sink? And then there's always that one teacher . . . the one that stuck out like a sore thumb . . . the one from elementary school that you still remember. That's because they've come. Trying to make it work . . . trying to hold on . . . swimming upstream to the big pond. But life has a way of making things real.