Sunday, September 28, 2008

Funny Thing My Dad Said - # 4

I live with my 71-year old father, who is paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a massive stroke he had almost six years ago. Despite this, his mind is as sharp and clever and irreverent as ever, and his only limitations are physical. He has always been One Of The Funniest People I Know, and almost daily, he says something that practically makes me laugh up a lung.

I came home from the restaurant one afternoon and said, "Daddy, I got the nicest compliment from one of my customers today, a very sweet older lady." He replied, "Oh yeah? What did she say?" I said, "Well, I had just come up and greeted her, and she looked right at me and said, 'Well honey, you are so pretty!' Isn't that sweet?" Daddy replied, "Oh that is very sweet. Too bad she has cataracts though..."


Jannie Funster said...

That is funny.

I found you by cooincidence by looking at the "songwriting" tags on Blogger, and what a cooincidence to see you are also in Austin.

And you mention screen-writing... I have embarked upon a musical!

Pretty cool, eh?

Bulldog said...

Very funny. Reminds me of my father.

Like you, I love Austin. I never lived there, but visited many times when I worked for Southern Union.

I love them less than Austin because six years ago, they didn't need most of us corporate officers, and made me a part of a "profit improvement plan."

I'd give a bunch right now for one of Hut's Hamburgers.

BTW, somehow we picked the same blog design.