A self absorbed view of the world

May 5, 2007
How Wishing Well envisions himself

Wishing Well was bragging to Gorgon one day. "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name Someone, Anyone and I know them."
Tired of his boasting, the Gorgon called his bluff, "Okay, Wishing Well, how about Tom Cruise"?
"Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends and I can prove it."
So they fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door and sure enough, Tom Cruise, shouts, Wishing Well ! Great to see You! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!"
Although impressed, the Gorgon is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Wishing Well that he thinks his knowing Cruise was just lucky. "No, no, just name anyone else," Wishing Well says. "President Obama," the Gorgon quickly retorts.
Yep", I know him, let's fly out to Washington."
So, off they go. At the White House, Obama spots them on the tour and motions them over, saying, " Wishing Well, what a surprise. I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and that Gorgon guy come on in and let's catch up.
Well, the Gorgon is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced.
After they leave the White House grounds, the Gorgon expresses his doubts to Wishing Well, who again implores him to name anyone else.
The new Pope," the Gorgons. "Sure, I've known the Pope a long time." So, off they fly to Rome. They're assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Wishing Well says, this will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards, so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope." He disappears into the crowd headed toward St. Peter's. Sure enough, half an hour later, Wishing Well emerges with the Pope on the balcony.
But by the time he returns, he finds that the Gorgon has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics.
Working his way to his side, Wishing Well asks the Gorgon, "What Happened "?
The Gorgon looks up and says, I was doing fine until you and The Pope came out on the balcony and the tourist next to me asked, "Who's that on the balcony next to Wishing Well ?

Apologies to Gorgon and thanks to the Goat Locker