Stop

Western Union abandons telegrams – CNET News.com
I am a big fan of telegrams, even if I have never sent one. It just seems very proper to send a telegram or perhaps a singing telegram. My favorite telegram of all time comes from Crazy for You, a Gershwin compilation musical. This is what I imagine my mother going through when I get to college:

BOBBY:
“Dear Fat-head. Stop” Yep. It’s Mom. “Stop this nonsense. Stop. This is your final notice. Stop.” Sounds like an electric bill. “Get back here on next train. Stop. Don’t stop. Stop. Will stop allowance if you stop. Stop. Stop. Your loving mother. Stop. P.S. Your uncle stopped by.” I wish she’d write letters.

POLLY:
Would ya stop this?
ZANGLER:
Stop?
POLLY:
Stop.
BOBBY:
You sound like my mother.

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