The theme of our community college's annual writers' conference was "Writing: For the Sell of It." I called a widely published author and asked him to be our keynote speaker. My request was met with a long silence.
Finally, he said, "I don't know what I would say to that audience."
"You're just being modest," I replied. "I'm sure you're extremely qualified to speak about selling what you've written."
He suddenly broke into laughter. "I thought you said 'Writing for the Celibate.'"