Monday, October 20, 2008

You have to be a storyteller......

to truly appreciate this joke!

A professional storyteller comes home to a burned down house.

His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside.

"What happened, honey?" the man asks.

"Oh, John, it was terrible," she weeps. "I was cooking, the phone rang.
It was a booking agent wanting to hire you for an event.
Because I was on the phone, I didn't notice the stove was on fire.
It went up in second. Everything is gone.
I nearly didn't make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is..."

"Wait! Back up a minute," The man says.
"A booking agent wants to hire me?"

When I read this I thought, "Yep, that's just what I'd be thinking!"
My next thought would be "OMG! My books!"

As you can see, fluffy was found but she was never quite the same.

I got this joke from Mike Miller, Full Contact Storyteller and Professional Silly Person


Dianne de Las Casas said...

Hi Lauren!

Glad to find you here! You should join Professional Storyteller, a social network site designed just for storytellers. It's a great site that connects storytellers from around the world. Great blog. Hope to see you around!

Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
Author of The Story Biz Handbook: How to Manage Your Storytelling Career from the Desk to the Stage (Libraries Unlimited 2008)