Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Dog Didn't Do It

Marion Meade, Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell is This? (1988; rpt. New York: Penguin Books, 1989), p. 245:
When she brought one of her dogs to the Beverly Hills Hotel, the animal misbehaved in the lobby.
The manager promptly appeared. "Miss Parker, Miss Parker!" he shouted. "Look what your dog did."
Dorothy drew herself up and gave the man a withering look. "I did it," she said and walked away with as much dignity as she could summon under the circumstances.