My father, Jay Byron Sinex, passed away on Oct. 27, 2001, at the age of 57. He was a complex, loving, intelligent man with a real twinkle to his eye. He always had a joke or a story. My former employer, Bruce Hetrick, captured one of my Dad’s stories shortly after his death. With his permission, I am reprinting it here in honor of my Dad and the giraffe that follows me everywhere.