Thursday, January 8, 2009

Zany Zaps 1/08/09

Those who realize their folly are not true fools.

Zhuangzi
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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

11 comments:

Linda's World said...

That was a good one. I've heard of most of them, but did pick up a few new ones too. Now if I can just remember them to use when I need them. LOL !
I love reading your neo-counter. Still, I wish all those people from those far away countries would leave a comment from time to time. Linda in soggy Washington

Leigh said...

I'm going to remember this and do something foolish today! It'll be your fault, of course! But it'll be fun!

Have a great day! Leigh

Big Mark 243 said...

Moments like those, leave me with a special, warm feeling in my heart. It is always nice to connect with someone on that level, to spread joy.

A smile is a good thing to catch!

salemslot9 said...

that's the way the cat purrs
just made that one up
as you can tell
I'm not an actor

Rose said...

This entry was very enjoyable to read. I wish I were in the elevator too!

Great Entry!

Hugs, Rose

a corgi said...

what a great banter between the two of you!! I bet that young lady thoroughly enjoyed herself!

what a cute entry DB!

betty

Karen said...

Awww...how wonderful the story!

Searching for Peace said...

I enjoyed reading those. My favorite is" that's the way the cookie crumbles" : ) I miss having fun moments like that. My sister and i used to have moments like that all the time. I hope to have a funny moment again sometimne soon. //hugs, Christine

breezyneon said...

What a boring day if you don't have at least a few moments of foolishness. That sort of stuff is so fun and just makes me giggle. Very cute

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

As far as I am concerned, Zany is the only way to go :o)

Beth said...

That's great...kind of reminds me of what was it? Sandals and a fedora, etc.? Ha ha!