The Quick Wit of Larry Buckley
As Told by Terry MacDonald
My friend, pianist Larry Buckley, tells this one about a night he was playing solo piano in a lounge.
Guy comes up to the piano, sticks a dollar bill in the tip jar and hands me a long list of tunes, which I promptly shove into my pocket, where it was to remain.
Comes the end of the night, the guy’s still in the room, and he comes up to me again.
“I gave you a list of 10 songs, and you didn’t play a single one of them!” he complains.
“Well,” I told him, “you forgot to check off which one you wanted!”