It is easy to dupe an old person. Neighbor of mine wants to sell her car. Well, it seems, she doesn't OWN the car she has. She has been making "payments" for over a year, except the "payments" have been on a LEASE. She was "selling" the car because she is nearly broke, but now it looks like she won't be getting anything. She is merely cancelling a lease.
I have had sitting on my desk a DVD called "Sgt. Bilko". I have been anticipating watching Phil Silvers bamboozle Pvt. Doberman on those precious old televison episodes of "You'll never Get Rich." I have savored the thought of those silly shows for some time, waiting for the leisurely moment to run them. Ahhh, nostalgia, How will Silvers get the best of the General tonight?
At last, the right moment came and I slipped in the shiny DVD. And what started? Sgt. Bilko, to be sure, but played by STEVE MARTIN in 1996. Steve you are all right, but you're not the cunning, coniving scheming Bilko I knew. Phil Silver's Bilko was smart enough to outwit the Army's top brass...weekly. Steve Martin's Bilko forgets his wedding day. Oh, come now. The master con man is that dumb? I don't think so.
I stopped the DVD. I may watch it when I get over my disappointment. My neighbor and I merely need to read the fine print before we order.