Some personalities shine in a crowd, drawing others to them. These are the memorable meetings, the ones who stand out, the voices that resonate. Few embody this as much as Victor (Vic) Savanello, Jr. Whenever I run into Vic, he meets me with a strong handshake and a warm smile. He has a sharp mind and, if possible, a sharper wit. And man, does he know produce and floral. As rich as these encounters are, they always feel as though I have only scratched the surface of Vic’s personality. So, when presented with the opportunity, I had to ask him a list of “What IFs”...
IF you had to eat the same thing every day for the rest of your days, what would you eat?
I would die.
IF you could be a character in any book, who would it be?
Superman. I like comics.
IF you had to choose now, what would your last meal consist of?
My wife’s lasagna.
IF you could imagine yourself in a different industry, what would it be?
Law, as an attorney. I seem to love to argue.
IF you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
IF you could join a musician, dead or alive, on stage to sing along or play an instrument with, who would you choose and why?
John Lennon, because he was a musical genius.
IF you could have any actor play you in a movie, who would you want?
IF you were another species in the animal kingdom, what would you be?
IF you wrote an autobiography, what would be the title?
IF you had to wear the same thing every day, what item of clothing would you pick?
A New York Yankees hat.
IF you could make everyone watch a movie of your choosing, which movie would you want them to see?
Rudy. I love the story of an underdog!
IF you could enhance one aspect of your intelligence, what part would you want to improve?
My self-awareness, especially in my younger years.
IF you had a superpower, what would you want it to be?
To fly. Superman!
IF you could re-experience an awesome day in your life, what day would you choose and why?
My wedding day. I would be smart enough to enjoy myself more.
IF you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Make your own destiny. You can’t anticipate or expect anyone else to!