Charles Frohman was talking to a Philadelphia reporter about the importance of detail.
"Those who work for me," he said, "follow my directions down to the very smallest item. To go wrong in detail, you know, is often to go altogether wrong—like the dissipated husband.
"A dissipated husband as he stood before his house in the small hours searching for his latchkey, muttered to himself:
"'Now which did my wife say—hic—have two whishkies an' get home by 12, or—hic—have twelve whishkies an' get home by 2?'"