" A tourist was standing in line to buy an ice cream cone at a Thrifty Drug store in Beverly Hills. To her utter shock and amazement, who should walk in and stand right behind her but Paul Newman! Well the lady, even though she was rattled, determined to maintain her composure. She purchased her ice cream cone and turned confidently and exited the store.
However, to her horror, she realized that she had left the counter without her ice cream cone! She waited a few minutes till she felt all was clear, and then went back into the store to claim her cone. As she approached the counter, the cone was not in the circular receptacle, and for a moment she stood there pondering what might have happened to it. Then she felt a polite tap on her shoulder, and turning was confronted by--you guessed it--Paul Newman. The famous actor then told the lady that if she was looking for her ice cream cone, she had put it into her purse!"
~Joe Lomusio from"If I Should Die Before I Live"
I love this story! Maybe it is because it is a story that could have happened to me. I have plenty of my own to tell, but now does not seem like the time. I am thinking though that some of my dear friends out there would just love the opportunity to tell you my stories. Please refrain. There are times in life when it is okay to laugh at yourself, and to realize that at your expense, your friends may get a good laugh too.