When I heard that Bill and Melinda Gates were divorcing, my mind fast-forwarded to the next woman Bill has a relationship with. I wonder if she’ll have a conversation with her father like the one Linda (Liza Minnelli) had with her dad, Ralph (Barney Martin), in the 1981 comedy, “Arthur.”

Ralph: “Who is he?”
Linda: “Just a guy.”

Ralph: “What does he do for a living?”
Linda: “Nothing.”
Ralph: “Another beauty! I take it this bum will be calling you?”
Linda: “Dad! He’s a millionaire!”
Ralph: “You have my permission to marry him.”

Of course, in Gates’ version, you have to change millionaire to billionaire.