Pardon my absence from the telephone, folks. I'll be down at the beemer dealer. That's BMW for the uninitiated. Huff-puff, huff-puff, cock-a-doodle-doo! I became a part owner of this firm's stock a few weeks ago for a number of reasons; one was value, another was my predilection for quiet, obscure investments. Fooled me! Are we steppin' in tall cotton? And for how long?