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If an article is attractive, or useful, or inexpensive, they'll stop making it tomorrow; if it's all three, they stopped making it yesterday.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure.  ~Murphy's Law


If there is something you must do and you cannot do it, you cannot do anything else.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


How is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld


The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.  ~Erma Bombeck


I tell you this, and I tell you plain:
What you have done, you will do again;
You will bite your tongue, careful or not,
Upon the already-bitten spot.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.  ~Author Unknown


A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.  ~Franklin P. Jones


It's always been and always will be the same in the world:  The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped.  ~Author Unknown


An unwatched pot boils immediately.  ~H.F. Ellis


If you wonder where your child left his roller skates, try walking around the house in the dark.  ~Leopold Fechtner


Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.  ~Will Rogers


When the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to transfer to is on time.  ~Author Unknown


Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics.  ~Author Unknown


Shin:  a device for finding furniture in the dark.  ~Author Unknown


Why do they put the Gideon Bibles only in the bedrooms, where it's usually too late, and not in the barroom downstairs?  ~Christopher Morley, Contribution to a Contribution


It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.  ~Grace Hopper


The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.  ~Author Unknown


It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.  ~Author Unknown


If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.  ~Author Unknown


If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.  ~Edgar Allan Poe


People who snore always fall asleep first.  ~Author Unknown


The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.  ~Author Unknown


There are many in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us.  I have observed for example that we all get the same amount of ice.  The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter.  ~Bat Masterson


No one is listening until you fart.  ~Author Unknown


Keep a thing seven years and it's bound to come in handy.  ~Russian Proverb


Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.  ~Joseph Addison, The Spectator


There are men whom you will never dislodge from an opinion, except by taking possession of it yourself. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


I find I always have to write something on a steamed mirror.  ~Elaine Dundy


People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.  ~Dave Barry


The Act of God designation on all insurance policies... means roughly that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you.  If your ox kicks a hole in your neighbor's Maserati, however, indemnity is instantaneous.  ~Alan Coren, The Lady from Stalingrad Mansions, 1977


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