This is what I get for going home early. Once upon a time you could tell what was going on in City Council. There was an established order that was scrupulously followed. Through all the years I’ve watched these meetings they followed the same pattern. I knew when to stand up, when to sit down, when to pay attention and when to take a bathroom break; it’s kind of like Church–except for the bathroom break part. Sometime in the past year they started improvising. I’ve been doing this column for six months now, and I still haven’t got it straight.