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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
April 28, 2019


News Item:  Russian born Anna Sorokin (aka Delvey) was generous to a fault even
though she has been found guilty of defrauding the New York elite.

They said the hotel staff fought to serve you in your room because you always tipped
them with a $100 bill ...

Well, why not?  It's nice to be nice.

So how did it happen?

I grew up on the outside looking in ... a scrawny alley cat looking at the rich fat cats.

Did you have a sense of envy?

Oh, no!  I just wanted the comfortable glow of wealth around me ... to float in their

Did you hurt these people?

I certainly did not mean to.  I like people and I had intended to pay them back with
money from my Arts Club but the bankers ...

You mean the ones who wanted loan security.

Yes, if they had just given the loan, everything would have worked out.  I would have
had a club.  I would have paid the loan back ... everything.

Perhaps the bankers were afraid the club could have failed.

Bankers, bankers.  I found out they don't think.  They have no heart ... just account
books, no imagination.  My club would have been the best in New York, an

Seems a pity then ...

There's always tomorrow ... that's what I always believe.

Hope nourishes the human breast ...

I couldn't have said it better.