A Hollywood producer calls a friend, another producer on the phone.
“Hello?” his friend answers.
“Hi!” says the man. “This is Bob, how are you doing?”
“Oh,” says the friend, “I’m doing great! I just sold a screenplay
for two hundred thousand dollars. I’ve started a novel adaptation and the
studio advanced me fifty thousand dollars on it. I also have a television
series coming on next week, and everyone says it’s going to be a big hit!
I’m doing *great*! How are you?”
“Okay,” says the producer, “give me a call when he leaves.”