Monday, August 01, 2016

They have to be Old!

He went to the waiting room, and, having picked up a magazine from the table, settled down to rad a story in The Girl's Pet - the January number of the year 1919, for Employment Agencies, like dentists, prefer their literature of a matured vintage.

(From Leave It To Psmith, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse. Fans of old radio shows might recall that once, when they were trying to set up an office for the dentist who had moved to Pine Ridge, Lum and Abner were frustrated because they could not find any magazines that were old enough to put in the dentist's office.)

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