First, I learned that people go nuts for free hats, signed or otherwise. I also learned that a subset of the population loves getting an autographed hat, no matter who signed it. Case in point: A lady of advancing years approached me when she saw we were giving things away. “Are these free?” she said, gesturing toward the hats. “Sure,” I said, “and I’ll even sign one for you.” She stared at me quizzically and I knew she didn’t know me from Adam, but she eventually shrugged her shoulders and said, “What the hell, why not?” I sent her on her way with an autographed cap after she promised to watch our show the following day.