New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia was once asked about the immense number of files in his office. "I'll tell you a little story," the mayor replied. "Files are the curse of modern civilization. I had a young secretary once, just out of school. I told her, 'If you can keep these files straight, I'll marry you.' She did, and so I married her."
[J. Gunther, Procession]