He Said

Did I ever tell you about one of the items on my bucket list that I actually accomplished? I know you write about me being lazy, lethargic, non-caring, slow thinking, etc. One of my goals was to be in a movie.

I did just that when I appeared in the movie CRAZY PEOPLE with Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah.

I know what you’re going to say… ” I have seen hours and hours of your home movies, and I don’t think that people are going to want me to share those.”   No, this was a real live movie made in Danville. Actually, it was made in Chatham, but Danville is close enough. It was nothing like I thought it would be and EVERYTHING I ever dreamed of, all in one weekend! Does that make sense?

I got to meet Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah which was awesome. But then I had an eye to eye moment with Paul Reiser, and he wasn’t very friendly. There were many stories I could tell you, but the gist of this writing is to say I succeeded in marking off one of my bucket

list goals. Remarkably, I have been successful in checking off most all I wanted to accomplish. The list was made when I was quite young, and the only thing on the list that I didn’t do was own a Mercedes. I don’t know why that was on my list but as I think back, it was

probably because I was young, and a Mercedes was what all the most successful people drove at that time. Today it would be a Maserati or Lamborghini, which I surely don’t want.

I guess I can count my fifteen minutes of fame condensed to two and a half seconds I was on the screen because they edited so much out.  Why not go and check it out …but you may not recognize me. I’m wearing a suit, weighed fifty pounds less, and had a full beard.

She Said

Knowing that you made a bucket list when you were young is enough to astound me. I thought fast cars, fast women, and squandering your money at the beach were your biggest goals at that time. I don’t remember you talking about any of the other things that you had on your bucket list, but I could hazard a guess. I would have assumed that you wanted to live in a big house, drive an expensive sports car, schmooze with all the beautiful people, and be worth a zillion dollars or more. Please note that I said I would have ASSUMED that was what you wanted. Personally, from what I knew about you in high school, I would have thought you were probably serving a life sentence in maximum security. I thought since you were always

outside smoking with your gang, you never turned in your homework, and when you participated in the class room, it was to tell a joke, that you would never amount to a hill of beans.

I’m sorry I misjudged you. We all have a tendency to judge a book by its cover, and you were covered all over with misunderstandings, my dear. Your reputation and actions sort of spoke for themselves from where I was standing. I didn’t see the movie CRAZY PEOPLE, but when I retire, I’ll have time to take a look at it. Today, I’ll add that to my bucket list along with learning to read music and knitting.

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About The Author


Larry Oldham is the most honest and talented salesperson on the planet, as well as the most humble. The Virginia Press Association bought in and awarded him the 2010 Outstanding Sales Professional of the Year. He and his wife Dena are known to debate the finer things in life with a little needling here and there whenever possible.