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Thread #64270 Message #1050520
Posted By: GUEST,pdc
09-Nov-03 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: NPR: You want fries with that pledge?
Subject: RE: BS: NPR: You want fries with that pledge?
My favourite story about Dorothy Parker occurred long after her fame had ended. She lived in a hotel in New York, virtually unrecognized, anonymous, and alone, which is a sad way to end a brilliant life. She had a couple of dogs -- the "woopsie-poopsie" type of dogs that she carried on her arm everywhere she went. (You know what I mean, I hope.) The dogs weren't housetrained, and drove the staff crazy -- pooping in the halls, peeing in the elevators, etc.
One day the manager called her over and pointed to a big pile in the lobby, and said reproachfully, "Mrs. Parker..."
She replied, with emphasis on the first word, "I did that!"