A reporter called earlier today. He was following up on a rumor.
He works for the Allentown, Pennsylvania, paper and their local park had just sold one of their coasters to an undisclosed buyer.
The reporter saw rumors on the Internet that we were the mystery buyer.
I nearly choked, trying to suppress my laughter. How far will this go?
"I can confirm ..." I began.
"I can confirm that there is a rumor online about that."
So...you're saying you can neither confirm nor deny.
(Hee! I've always wanted to say that!)
"That's correct ... I can neither confirm nor deny."
(Several hours later and that's old news. The latest rumor is it's going to Germany.)