A man walked out into the street

A man walked out into the street and managed to get a taxi just going by, what luck, he thought, as he slid into the cab.

“Perfect timing,” the cabby said. “You’re just like Bill.” “Who?” asked the man. “Bill Smith. There’s a guy who did everything right,” the cabby said. “Like my coming along when you needed a cab, it would have happened like that to Bill every time.” 

“Nah,” the man said to the cabby. “There are always a few clouds over everybody.” “Not Bill,” said the cabby. “He was a terrific athlete, he could have gone on the pro tour in tennis. 

He could golf with the pros, he sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star.” “Bill was really something, huh?” “Oh, yeah,” continued the cabby.

“Bill had a memory like a trap. Could remember everybody’s birthday, he knew all about wine, which fork to eat with, he could fix anything. “Not like me. 

I change a fuse, and the whole neighborhood blacks out.” “No wonder you remember him,” the man said. “Well, I never actually met Bill,” said the cabby. “Then how in the world do you know so much about him?” “I married his widow,” replied the cabby.

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