Friday, March 23, 2007

Neatness Doesn't Count (Tell the IRS)

In one of his best sight gags, W.C. Fields would reach into a pile of papers bulging out of a roll top desk and find just the right document.

That would draw a laugh from the neatness-impaired, who need all the comfort they can get, especially this time of year while searching for W-2s, receipts, canceled checks and other fodder for the IRS.

Now comes a new book titled “A Fine Mess” to extol the virtues of clutter and belabor the rigid, organized and anal-retentive. Slobs are much more creative, the authors insist.

As for the book, just toss my copy on the pile overflowing the coffee table.

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