I’m thrilled to bring you another exclusive interview. My guest today is Oliver Crumbly. He’s the the older man in the May-September relationship at the center of Whippersnapper. Thanks, Oliver, for making time to talk to me.
Oliver: You say that like I had a choice.
MR: I’m sorry. Are we keeping you from something?
Oliver: I’ve always got something to do. Since retiring, I don’t see how I found the time to work. But the issue is that I’m a very private person. Living in the spotlight has been a challenge. No matter where I go in Fallisville, eople recognize me.
MR: Whippersnapper certainly put Fallisville on the map. Have you always lived there?
Oliver: No. I grew up in Lexington. By the time I graduate from the University of Kentucky with my teaching degree, I was ready for a change of scenery. Salt Lick CountyHigh School had an opening, and I’ve lived in Fallisville ever since. Hard to believe it’s been more than thirty years.
MR: So you’ve lived in Fallisville longer than Tellumo Magnamater has been alive?
Oliver: Your point?
MR: That’s a pretty big age difference. Have you always been into younger men?
Oliver: Absolutely not. The five guys I was in relationships with before him with were no more than five or six years younger than me. Tellumo is a special case — not that we’re actually together.
MR: Five relationships? Ouch.
Oliver: Tell me about it. Took me a while to figure out that being single wasn’t the worst thing in the world.
MR: I can relate to that. Some readers have said you’re kind of hard to like. Your response?
Oliver: I come across as a lot more crotchety than I really am. People who take the time to get past the crusty exterior seem to like me.
MR: Tell me something about you that might surprise readers.
Oliver: I love to dance and wanted to be on the dance team in high school and college. I even took several classes — tap, ballet, contemporary. Of course, I wasn’t allowed to try out, but that didn’t stop me from memorizing all the routines.
MR: Do you still dance?
Oliver: I’m too old to hit clubs, so Zumba classes at the gym are about my only outlet.
MR: I love Zumba! Maybe I’ll join you sometime.
Oliver: You’re welcome any time. I get tired of being the only man in class.
MR: I know what you mean. Well, Oliver. We’ve about run out of time. Would you mind sticking around a bit to answer questions from readers?
Oliver: I’d be happy to.
MR: Thanks! Okay readers, leave your questions for Oliver in the comments. Thanks again, Oliver for stopping by.
Oliver: My pleasure. Thanks for inviting me.