Who would be the ideal chief exec of Scottish Rugby?
I've been chased by head-hunters twice in my life.
In Borneo as a small boy I got lost in the mangrove swamps and my father organised a troupe of Dayak hunters to look for me with blow pipes, parangs (jungle knives) and a dose of high hopes, or whatever else it was they called the stuff they chewed.
Actually this is fiction, and just as fictitious as the head-hunters looking for the new Scottish Rugby chief executive asking me last week if I'd like to use my considerable experience in writing short articles and hosting radio and TV programmes to lead Scottish Rugby to glory and earn £300,000 a year or so in the process.
The only truth in these first three paragraphs is that Scottish Rugby do indeed seek a new chief executive.
One task for the new Scottish Rugby chief executive will be to fill Murrayfield for major matches. Photo: Getty
And what kind of person are they after? My guess is that there are lots of different angles to this appointment.
The most obvious one is that it's a difficult job.
There are lots of difficult jobs in life, but if you compare it to, say, being the anonymous chief executive of a major power supplier being paid £3m a year to ensure that customers are overcharged, then it's difficult.
Or if you compare it to being a partner in a legal firm earning £1m a year, or an investment manager on a similar pay scale, then it's difficult.
As far as I can see, nobody has walked away from being Scottish Rugby chief executive completely unscathed. We've had marketing chief executives and accounting chief executives and yet the rank and file of rugby haven't been happy in Scotland.
All of the sides think that they are being short changed. The professional teams feel they are under-funded, the clubs think money is wasted on the professional game, the fans don't feel valued, and everyone has an opinion on ticket pricing, season structure, and just who are the good and bad guys in the organisation.
You might argue that some of the best potential candidates won't put themselves forward for the job because they know it's tough and the performance of the national team on a Saturday will affect the pressure you are under on a Monday.
Madness, I know, but life.
So, here's my plea. I think this time we need someone a bit different for the chief executive. All of the chief execs to date, including Gordon McKie, have had their strengths. There's not been a bad bloke among them.
This time, though, I hope Scottish Rugby go for a corporate rugby bloke who can pull all warring factions together so that the game can move forward in harmony.
We are too small a country, and too small a sport in that country, to muck around fighting each other all the time. I am sick of all the moaners in the game.
The key roles of a new chief exec, as I see them, are to ensure the game is close to the government for funding, to establish a link between the professional game and grass roots, and make some cash by keeping our game close to broadcasters and sponsors.
The new man or woman has to be strong enough to stand up to the board if need be and drag Scottish rugby further and further away from its public school, blazered, middle-class image.
Despite what I am saying here, I think there are lots of my former team-mates who could do the job.
Without wanting to exclude anyone, men like Jim Aitken, Roger Baird, Andy Irvine, John Rutherford and Jim Calder could all do this job - Jim Aitken might be argumentative and, like the others, wouldn't take the massive pay cut, but it needs a figure like one of these to step in, gain respect, understand the problem, understand the numbers, and move forward.
The man in temporary residence, Jock Millican, could do the job. Bill Gammell has just sold Cairn Energy and I'm on a board with him and he'd be superb but, again, he has far bigger things on his plate.
Anyway. I think, above all, that's what we need. Someone we respect to move this game of ours forward.
This new appointment is going to be so, so interesting.