Two American musicians were having a friendly talk. “My first appearance was a great success”, said one. “I received enough flowers to let my wife open a flower shop”. “Well”, said another. “I can beat that. On my first appearance the public gave me so much, they gave me a house”. “Oh, nonsense”, said the first artist. “I don’t believe they gave you a house”. “They did. A brick at a time, of course”.