Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
Merry day, my friends.
One of the things about being in show business is that most of us have a slightly tilted view of the world and so we tend to recognize each other. Given our unorthodox ways, anything is liable to happen.
I used to live in a large residential hotel in New York City. There was a bank of elevators to take us up to our floors. One day I got on the elevator to go up to my apartment. A very old lady got on with me and also a young woman. I had never met either one of them.
They were doing some renovations on the building, so there was a lot of construction noise. Just as the elevator door closed the old lady said "They make a lot of racket everyday."
I said, "Yes they do.'
Then she said, with a twinkle in her eye, "Well, that's the way the mop flops."
I looked down at her and said "Yup, that's the way the cookie crumbles."
She responded "Yup, that's the way the wind blows."
And we were off!! Without missing a beat,we went back and forth, agreeing with each other, and it went something like this:
That's the way the tail wags,
That's the way the door slams.
That's the way the kite flies.
That's the way the horn honks.
Yup, that's the way the beagle barks.
That's the way the shoe squeaks.
That's the way the bacon sizzles.
That's the way the book opens.
That's the way the acorn falls.
That's the way the worm wiggles.
That's the way the whip cracks.
That's the way the blimp floats
Yup, that's the way the pumpkin grows.
That's the way the bull snorts.
That's the way the gavel bangs.
That's the way the horn toots.
That's the way the moustache droops.
She reached her stop, the door opened and she got off. But the young woman held the door open and said "I want to tell you two that this was the most entertaining elevator ride I have ever had."
I said "That's because we're both in show business. Am I right?" And the old lady said "Yes you are" turned and went on her way.
May you mix in some foolish fun with your day.
DB - The Vagabond