Business Quips and Witticism
If Ida M. Tarbell were alive today, I wonder if this is a question the muckraker might ask of us: "Have we really had a fundamental change in our society if 'Good old boy networks' are replaced by nothing more than 'Good old girl networks?' Aren't we just replacing yes-men with yes-women?' "
Peter E. Greulich, Observations on the changes at IBM
A life insurance agent boasted to his competitor, "My company paid a widow the day after the funeral of her husband."
"That's nothing," replied the rival agent. He pointed to a nearby multi-story high-rise in New York City and said, "One of my patrons recently fell from the top of that building over there. I handed him a check for the full amount of his policy as he passed the second-story window."
Adapted from The Equitable Record, Spring, 1902