There was once an Indian actor who did Shakespearean plays, but had aged and could no longer remember his lines! After many years, he finds himself in the Halifax Theatre in Canada, where they are prepared to give him a chance to shine again.
The director says, "This is the most important part, and it has only one line. You walk on to the stage carrying a rose. You hold the rose to your nose with just one finger and thumb, sniff the rose deeply and then say the line : "Ah, the sweet aroma of my mistress."
The actor is thrilled. All day long before the play he was practicing his line over and over again.
Finally, the time came. The curtain went up, the actor walked onto the stage, and using just one finger he delivered the line: "Ah, the sweet aroma of my mistress."
The theatre erupted, the audience was screaming with laughter and the director was steaming! "You old fool!" he cried, "You have ruined me!"
The Indian actor was bewildered, "What happened, did I mess up my line?"
"No!" screamed the director. "You forgot the rose!"