A couple of weeks ago the Prince George's Philharmonic Orchestra gave a performance at a community college theater. Before the concert the stage manager came out to put the conductor's score in its place on the podium. Some members of the audience mistook him for the guest conductor (a famous fellow) and started to applaud. The stage manager was thoroughly embarrassed by the attention --- and for the rest of the evening, whenever he emerged to move a music stand or rearrange the chairs, good-humored ne'er-do-wells in the crowd clapped vigorously for him ... thereby causing him still more embarrassment and provoking much general merriment.

OK, I plead guilty ...

TopicHumor - TopicPersonalHistory - 2001-10-29

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