10 Things That I Wish I HAD NOT Said to The TV Tough Guy I Met in an Alleyway
What a moment of complete horror
That I remember well. I was wandering around New York City about 12:30 a.m., one Friday morning after watching a cheap movie in a cheaper movie theater, and I was just kiling time before I went back to my hotel for a good night's sleep.
I hated the long walk I was to make, so I spotted a great short-cut, the alleyway up ahead. And with great anticipation, I took to the alleyway to save myself a few valuable steps.
Then I ran into something or someone, at the moment, I was dazed and didn't know what it was. Turns out it was one of these "Television Tough Guys," and he did not look the least bit happy at my clumsiness. Fact is, he drew back his right fist and I knew that I was going to get a beating.
But he hesitated for a moment. He looked sympathetic. "I am going to give you a break. If you can answer this question, I will let you go free," he said with a snarl.
I agreed to answer his question. Just how hard could it be? I thought to myself. He snarled again and said . . . "What have you to say for your stumbling into me, fool?"
I must have been scared, because there must have been
10 Things I Wish I HAD NOT Said to The TV Tough Guy Whom I Met in The Alleyway
- "Are you the famous Pee Wee Herman?"
- "Sorry, miss."
- "Hey, you are that, uhhh, yeah. Ethel Merman."
- "I know you. You are the voice of Mr. Ed."
- "How does it feel to be Michael Douglas' understudy?"
- "Oh, yeah. You were Lassie's stunt-double!"
- "I am so sorry that your career is now washed-up."
- "You can always sell apples door-to-door."
- "If you hit me, you will be thought of as a rough-neck."
- "Are you a television wrestler?"
This "shorter hub" thing does have a great upside. I feel like a cup of coffee and a nap.
Oh, hello to, Catgypsy and Arachnea.