The Dream Café

Steven Brust: “A masterful storyteller of contagious glee and self-deprecating badassery” —Skyler White

Texas Wisdom #48


One day Billy-Bob Gautama was on the roof of his house, trying to fix a leak.  A stranger came up and called, “Say, can I ask you something?”  “Sure,” said Billy-Bob.  “Well,” said the man, “you have to come down here so I can ask you.”  Billy-Bob climbed down the ladder and said, “All right, what is it?”  The man said, “Can you spare some money for a poor old man?”  Billy-Bob smiled, patted his arm, and said, “Come with me.”  He went up the ladder to the roof, the stranger following.  When they were both up there, Billy-Bob turned him and said, “No.”


Author: corwin

Site administrative account, so probably Corwin, Felix or DD-B.


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