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Subject  :  Much Ado About Nothing
Author  :  Administrator
Date  :  11-07-1999 on 08:19 p.m.
The evaporation of excitement.

Subject  :  RE:Much Ado About Nothing
Author  :  Wendel Swan
Date  :  11-08-1999 on 11:54 a.m.
wdswan@erols.com I can't recall ever hearing a greater exaggeration than that in this tale. In the late 80's I went to an estate sale in Northwest DC which had advertised oriental rugs. One could sense that there wouldn't be much good there and the only handmade rug was an undistinguished Hamadan from the 1930's or 40's. While I was looking at it, a large man who was either its owner or related to the seller and dressed entirely in black (vaguely reminiscent of Orson Welles) approached. "That rug is 2,000 years old," he offered. "Two THOUSAND years old? That would place it among the oldest known rugs." "That's what it is." "Do you really have any idea of what this is? It's a ... " (interrupted) (Enter Diane, the Merry Wife of Wendel) Whisper: "Wendel, there's no point in arguing with him. He's obviously loony." I shut up and left. I should have done that more often. Wendel

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