Quotation by Robert Benchley

One of the great natural phenomena is the way in which a tube of toothpaste suddenly empties itself when it hears that you are planning a trip, so that when you come to pack it is just a twisted shell of its former self, with not even a cubic millimeter left to be squeezed out.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or David Copperfield, "The Packer's Assistant," Henry Holt (1928).
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