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Back in the 50’s, a man walked into a Hollywood agent’s office.
He told the agent that he wanted to be a big star and that he wanted the agent to represent him.
The agent asked the man’s name, to which he proudly replied,
“Pnis Van Lsbian.”
Taken aback, the agent said, “If you want to be a big star, you will have to change your name.”
The man, somewhat offended, told the agent,
“The Van Lsbian name goes back centuries and I am very proud of my name!
I will never change my name! Ever!”
“Then I won’t be able to represent you.” Said the agent.
“Then good day to you, sir!” The man yelled as he stormed out of the office.
Five years later, the agent received a letter along with a check for $50,000, written out to him.
He wondered if it was sent to him by mistake until he read the letter.
The letter said, Dear Sir, Five years ago, I came into your office wanting to become an actor in Hollywood and you told me I needed to change my name.
Determined to make it with my God-given birth name, I refused.
You told me I would never make it in Hollywood with a name like Pnis Van Lsbian.
After I left your office, I thought about what you said.
I decided you were right. I had to change my name.
I had too much pride to return to your office, so I signed with another agent.
I would never have made it without changing my name, so the enclosed check is a token of my appreciation.
Thank you for your advice..
Dck Van Dyke
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