Re­cep­tion­ist, as ed­i­tor walks in: How did [as­pir­ing au­thor] sound on the phone?
Ed­i­tor: I dun­no, what do you mean?
Re­cep­tion­ist: Well, I sent him in­for­ma­tion about how to pub­lish his book, and he told me that his fam­i­ly was try­ing to kill him.

Lawrence, Mass­a­chu­setts