When I was in high school, I worked at a Home Depot (in Dutchess County, NY). Ric came in and purchased some items, and I was
cashier. People at the store told me that he lived nearby and he stopped in every once in a while. When he handed me his credit card, sure enough it said "Richard Ocasek." He seemed very cool - just doing his thing. I didn't ask him about The Cars or anything. I'm sure that would have been annoying for him.