The Galleon, Volume 2, Number 2, March 1926 Page: 40
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It Must be Wonderful to be a Man
It must be thrilling always to
get the best food, the best ser-
vice, and all the waiters' atten-
tion. It must be glorious to be
able to eat a dozen pies, or half
a broiled fowl; go to bed and to
sleep, afterwards, just as noth-
ing had happened, and get up
next morning with an appetite
for waffles and lamb chops.
It must be wonderful to feel
as clean and pure, and almost
righteous as a man looks after a
shave. And wouldn't it be fine-
never to be expected to write a
"duty letter," or to pick up your
clothes; never have to think
about what to cook for dinner,
or to worry whether the laun-
dry has come or not--just to
let all of life's little responsibili-
ties slip off your shoulders like
water off of oil-cloth.
It must be wonderful to know
that it is up to some woman to
"guide" you to Heaven.
It must be wonderful never
to care whether your nose is
shiny or not, nor to worry about
your hair coming out of curl!
It must be thrilling to know
that you will be as young as you
feel, and that you will be satis-
fied just as long as you have a
few straws of hair left to plas-
ter across your forehead. It
must be comforting to face for-
ty wtihout the slightest fear
that you will be out of the vamp-
ing class, and to believe at fif-
ty, that a girl of nineteen loves
you for yourself alone.
It must be consoling to know
that, no matter how poor or
plain you may be, you can al-
ways find some woman willing
to dine with you, flirt with you,
and even marry you.
It must be comforting to
know that once you are into
your evening clothes, nothing is
going to drop off your shoulder
or rip off the wiast-band, and
that you are not going to catch
pneumonia; that you can carry
all your belongings in your
pockets, instead of having to
struggle with a hand bag, van-
ity case, and other pieces of
It must be wonderful to know
that when you die, if you have
managed to keep out of jail, and
the newspapers, everybody will
speak of you as a good man.
It must be wonderful to have
someone believe everything you
It must be wonderful to be a
"Why don't you like to teach
at this school? You draw a good
"It's not the money I object
to. It's the principal of the
"Catch me, Clarence, I'm dizzy"
"I've been reading a circular
He's a regular doughnut.
Yeh, money crazy.
"I'm certainly getting a lot
out of this course," said the
chemistry student as he walked
home with five dollars worth of
Here’s what’s next.
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