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.