“The Artist Signs His Work” / Memorable Fancies #821

         I had a body part surgically removed. No, I won’t say which one, because it’s embarrassing. The surgeon said not to worry: many people live long, productive lives without that part. I said, “productive” isn’t my top priority here, especially considering the part we’re talking about. He said, it will have to go, anyway, or you’ll die next week. So I told him to go ahead and hack it off, an expression he considered unprofessional.

         I asked him if, after the operation, he’d give me the body part he’d removed. At first he refused, but, after much urging, he finally agreed. He asked me what I was going to do with it. I said I was going to have it stuffed and mounted, like a rhinoceros head, on my bedroom wall. Just to remind me.

         He said hmmm. And then he said, may I sign it, like an artist?

         And I said OK. — Before, or after?

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THE SATURDAY PITCH

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