Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What fresh hell is this?

A line attributed many times to Shakespeare but actually it's from American author/critic/poet and wit Dorothy Parker. She is reported to have exclaimed "What fresh hell is this?" when her train of thought was interrupted by a telephone. She then started using it in place of "hello" when answering the phone or a knock at her door.

In many ways she can be considered the patron saint of all tech support workers.

(Post submitted by Optimal Zen)

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