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Re: Ironing paper



In a note of similar eccentricity, I saw an interview with (I think)
Robin Williams, saying that, influenced by Princess Diana, Madonna has
servants who iron her daily newspaper for her every morning.  Interesting ...

:)
angi

On Tue, 27 Feb 1996, Terry Belanger wrote:

> Many years ago I read a delightful essay (I don't remember where) about
> a man who ironed his copy of the Manhattan Yellow Pages.
>      The NYC Yellow Pages are a wonderful resource if you're trying to
> buy something exotic or find a special service; but (as the narrator of
> the essay pointed out)--because they weren't distributed to the the
> neighboring counties surrounding NYC--they were a hotly-prized item,
> and difficult to acquire.
>      The narrator was driving north out of Manhattan one rainy evening
> when, while stopped for a light, he saw a copy of the current edition
> of the Manhattan Yellow Pages lying in the street. It was soaking wet,
> but he took it in and brought it home. He dried it out as best he
> could, but it was now fan-shaped and still very damp towards the
> gutters.
>      To make the book usable, he commandeered his wife's ironing board
> and began, one leaf at a time, to iron the pages flat. His wife thought
> he was a lunatic; but it took him a very long time to do it, and she
> and his family got quite used to watching dad ironing the phone book,
> evening and weekends....
>
>
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