Reprinted from the December 1994 issue of Unity Magazine®.
The story is told about Dorothy Parker, poet and theater critic, who occupied a small, dingy cubbyhole of an office in the Metropolitan Opera House building in New York City. At that time she had few friends and no visitors. As a result, she became lonely and depressed. When the sign writer came to paint her name on the office door, she persuaded him to write instead the word Gentlemen.