Monday, September 07, 2020

A Thought for Labor Day


A friend who dropped in to see me a few nights ago expressed two fears in the course of the conversation. One was that, if he did not slow down, he would have a heart attack. The other was that, if he did not hurry up, he would not be able to accomplish enough that was useful before he had his heart attack.

As vaudevillian Joe Cook used to say, "Does anyone in the house have a strait jacket?"

- Walter Kerr in The Decline of Pleasure

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