The Caveman Attends the Symphony Without His Club

by Jerry Ratch


“Would you consider renewing for the next season?”

“We're not interested.”

“Can I ask you why?”

I considered my reply. I was thinking of mincing my words. The man on the other end of the line seemed, how should I put this, somewhat sensitive?

“A big moth was circling the stage during the entire first part of the perfomance.”

“Yes, the moth,” the man responded. “We noticed the moth and took care of it during the intermission. Did you notice he was gone after the break?”

“That's the problem right there,” I said.

“What was?”

“The moth was the best part of the program.”