Vadim rolled his own cigarettes. He had broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and a chest tattoo that read "Rock & Roll." He was the lead singer in a rockabilly band and had a hot rod he planned to fix up. I met him when I took a part-time job as a cashier at Savenor's Market, a specialty foods shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was the head butcher.
Yeah, butcher. Hot, right?