Wednesday, May 10, 2006


When I covered real estate for the Bergen Record, a Big Cheese in real estate said to me:

"We tried to get you fired. That didn't work. Then we gave you a plaque--we tried to compliment you. That didn't work, either. Nothing worked."

I replied jokingly, "You should have tried the old-fashioned money-under-the-table."

I still have the plaque.