There was once a great actor, who had a problem. He could no
longer remember his lines.
Finally after many years he finds a theater where they are
prepared to give him a chance to shine again.
The director says, "This is the most important part, and it has
only one line, you must walk on to the stage carrying a rose, you
must hold the rose with just one finger and your thumb, sniff the
rose deeply and then say the line, 'Ah, the sweet aroma of my
The actor is thrilled. All day long before the play he's
practicing his line over and over again. Finally the time came.
The curtain went up, the actor walked onto the stage, and with
great passion delivered the line; "Ah, the sweet aroma of my
The theater erupted, the audience was screaming with laughter and
the director was steaming!
"You fool!" he cried, "You have ruined me!"
The actor was bewildered, "What happened? Did I forget my line?"
"No, you idiot!" the director screamed, "You forgot the rose!"