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Peeling with Laughter
By Lynn Barry
Sunday, November 18, 2001

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I put a banana peel in my pocket because I could not find a garbage can. And I refused to litter.

A bumblebee flew around me buzzing in my ear. I swatted at the bumblebee and the action caused the peel to fall out of my pocket.

As the bumblebee landed on the tip of my nose I sidestepped and slid on the peel. Up in the air I flew, with the bee still on my nose.

Whump! I landed cracking my back, smashing my butt, and whacking the back of my legs.

The bumblebee stung me good. The swelling started almost immediately. The stinger broke off inside the swelling and my red bulbous nose shown brightly.

I eventually got back on my feet and picked up the peel and returned it to my pocket.

And then I laughed and laughed and laughed...because the point of this stupid story is: One should always laugh when one slips on a banana peel and gets stung on the nose.

Hey, it beats feeling sorry for oneself...Happy landing, Rudolph!

(I should have written for the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon show, "Right, Natasha?"..."Oh Boris!" Dumb dumb duh dumb dumb dumb!)

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Reviewed by Patty Kelley 1/15/2006
As they say, "laughter is the best medicine"! I couldn't live without it!
Reviewed by Terry Vinson 12/30/2002
Reading your stories always pick me up...
You display an optimism that's rare in these hectic, troublesome days..

Reviewed by Eric Franke 3/16/2002
Funny story, Lynn! It's my type of humor.
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 12/29/2001
This was great! I also agree with Ty, you would do a wonderful job writing children books! (a little fule for thought, yes?)
Reviewed by Tyrone Godfrey 12/12/2001
I say one thing for you Lynn, you sure know
how to make people laugh. A career in childrens books awaits.
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 11/18/2001
I agree. What else can one do but laugh! Except maybe quit eating bananas that attract bees!

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