Something That Made Me Grateful For This Day

Some nasty e-mail not withstanding, I have a few fans, you know.

But I ran into one, actually she ran into me, as I was coming in to work, who really made me grateful for this day, and this season.

Here's why: She loved me.

And frankly, I love people who love me.

But enough about me.

Now to this woman, and what she said. I'm kind of paraphrasing here, but something like this:

"Neil, I like you because you don't look like an anchor."

Ok, I'm thinking to myself. What did she mean by that?

She goes on to say, "You remind me of my Uncle Tom."

Again, I'm thinking, "Please tell me your Uncle Tom is a sexy genius."

Wishful thinking.

"He's this big cuddly dopey guy who just loves to play jokes on people. Everyone loves him."

When I ask what Uncle Tom does for a living, the final blow:

"He's a professional clown."

I'm not kidding you. The guy she's comparing me to is a professional clown. I had no idea there were professional clowns. But he's one, and apparently very much like me.

But it gets better.

"Do you know my favorite thing about you, Neil?" she says.

"No," I nervously answered. "What?"

"You give my son hope."

Well, that sounded good, I said.

Until she added, "He's a little on the heavy side, not doing too great at school, and kids pick on his big head."

How do I respond to that? The only thing I could come up with was, "Well, I bet you he has a big brain."

To which she says, "Sadly, Neil, no, I love him dearly, but no, he doesn't."

I shake my head.

Then she adds. "But I keep telling him, look at Neil Cavuto. He's made something of himself."

Then she wishes me a merry Christmas.

Meanwhile, I'm wishing I was a little thinner and my head a little smaller.

Until I wished her a merry Christmas too, and passed along the same for her son.

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Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.