The Agent

         O.K. folks.  Here he is. THE AGENT.  Whereabouts unknown.  International man of mystery.

        Once the Agent was in a workshop at a small book store in New Mexico.  One lady wanted him to get her anthology of casserole recipes carried by Barnes and Noble.  He was polite, but told her he was concerned he might not be able to sell it- casserole recipes were not hot that year- and she beat him with a tennis shoe.

        Being the Southern Gentleman he is, it was against his code of ethics to hit back, but he did not accept new clients for six months after the incident.  I had to chase him longer than I did my wife.  (She married me after eight proposals- she decided I warn’t going away.)

        His geneolgy is a mystery but I have been told he is a direct decendant of Huckleberry Finn.

        The agent wishes to maintain his anonymity and does not allow pictures, but at our last conference I secretly sketched him.  The light was bad, but this is a very close image.

        I hope he does not fire me for this post.  If you run into him I have but one request.  Tell him you are going to buy Dr. Tommy Bibey’s book but only on the condition the Agent gets his 15% cut.  And tell him you like Bibey’s writing and he can draw good too, ’cause it looks just like him.


Dr. B      

Whereabouts unknown...

Whereabouts unknown...

 P.S.  To the boss.  I’ll get that fifteen bucks in the mail as soon as I’m paid.

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8 Comments on “The Agent”

  1. Cindy Carter Says:

    I can volunteer to services of Ranger Dog to help find this elusive “Agent” if you would like. And, yep…. Tell him that I plan to buy several of the books. Thought they might make good gifts….

  2. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Cindy,

    When we put out our CD, we used to tell folks if you didn’t like the music they’d make great coffee table coasters.

    Dr. B

  3. pandemonic Says:

    Woo-eee… Now I know what he looks like.

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Pande,

    If you spot him tell him I’m looking for him.

    Dr. B

  5. Ted Lehmann Says:

    I could swear I’ve seen that guy somewhere before. Sure looks familiar. – Ted

  6. drtombibey Says:


    You might have seen him in Brevard- I heard he was there. Maybe he was working on something for Steve Martin- I don’t know.

    Dr. B

  7. lyn o'carroll Says:

    Dr B, I could have sworn that I saw him in our waiting room earlier today. Has Myrd mentioned this to you?

  8. drtombibey Says:


    You remember the guy who said he was a microscope salesman? The tip off was the car. No salesman would ride around in a Sunbeam Alpine.

    Dr. B

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