Down In The Dumps

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The vaudeville team broke up after a long and checkered career. For many several years its two members lost track of each other.

Finally one of them entered a dilapidated hash house on the lower East Side and recognized his waiter.

"I don't believe it," said he. "You ... a waiter ... and in this joint."

"True," replied his ex-partner with the greatest dignity, "but I don't eat here ..."

------------------A Final Thought ...

"Beggars, actors, buffoons, and all that tribe."

- Horace (658 BC), Roman poet