THE VENTRILOQUIST

by greenbamboostudios

 

Terry Fater, the ventriloquist who won America’s Got Talent in 2008, came in for brunch.

 

I wanted to tell him how much his act meant to me, because it reminded me of a happy time, when I watched him on television with my late partner.

 

Those silly puppets always made us laugh.

 

But I kept my thoughts to myself, thinking that a performer on his down time wouldn’t want to have to entertain yet another fan.

 

When he left the restaurant, I realized I was the big dummy.

 

I put those words in my own mouth.

 

Letting someone know they are appreciated should be taken at every opportunity.

 

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