Artemus Smith (a hardheaded businessman): As I was saying, Joe. I'm tired of all this pussyfooting. Why not come right out and call it a depression?
Josephus Jones (a watcher of trends, an economist): Couldn't agree more, Art. I'm tired of euphemisms myself.
Smith: Good! Good to get that settled. But I've been fascinated by something else. I hate to blurt it out, because some people might mistake my meaning. But this isn't really a sincere depression.
Jones: What do you mean? Sounds like you've been spending too much time on Madison Avenue.
Smith: What I mean iswell, pollsters like Sam Lubell have discovered that...