The world according to Erma Bombeck - 3
- Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.
- Great dreams ... never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?" That's where courage comes in.
- Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Have you any idea how many kids it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, "What light?" and two more to say, "I didn't turn it on."
- House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad.
- Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.
- Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.
- Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, it's unplanned, it's full of surprises.