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AUDIO: 'Broken Promises'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on "All Things New Orleans" and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told in New Orleans on September 17, 2014 at 917 N Dupre Street in the Bayou St. John neighborhood and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Worth The Wait?” Here, Jesse Hardman reveals what happens when you're hanging out with Yao Ming and Lawrence Fishburne shows up.