I did it back in 1993 and it’s been reprinted thousands of times. It even got me into The Yale Book of Quotations;
right there on page 489 between Joseph L. Mankiewicz and with that other great humorist, Mao Tse-Tung.
Over the years it’s been ripped off so many times that I had to have it trademarked, but you can use it for FREE if you do me the favor I’ll ask of you at the end of this post. Never was the phrase “one hand washes the other” more appropriate.
That cartoon has struck a nerve all these years, in part because it says what many people want to say but can’t—and because it cleverly combines the language of politeness with bald-faced rudeness. It’s a little mean in a harmless way.
Looking at it now, when we are all in harm’s way [except Andrew Morgan Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir, the astronauts aboard the Space Station], it’s newly relevant.
Thursday is certainly out as well as all the other days of the week.
Sadly, that’s the way the calendar is looking for many of us these days, de facto if not de jure.
Yours in Good Humor,