Our August boat show is on today. I ran into a couple who noticed me handing
out a stack of magazines. They asked if I happened to know Chuck Gould. It was
fun talking to them, as they claim they had, earlier this week, set up all
night with one of my books. Somehow, they had figured out who I am and what I
do in the actual world. Gee, for about three minutes I felt like a celebrity,
so I guess according to Andy Warhol I'm down to only 12 minutes of fame
remaining in this lifetime.
But I learned one thing. Don't obey the signs at a boat show!!
I walked across the swim platform and onto the transom of a very nice boat.
I didn't see anybody on the transom, but there were four pair of shoes lined up
as neatly as you'd please.
Just above the shoes was a boldly printed red and white sign. "Please Remove
Anybody who knows me realizes that I'm a stickler for following the rules. The
sign said, "Please Remove Shoes!" so, I did.
I was almost halfway down the dock with 'em when a really p-o'd guy in his
stocking feet caught up to me.
((actually, the second incident never took place but it makes a good story))