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Madboy: Beyond Mad Men: Tales from the Mad, Mad World of Advertising by Richard Kirshenbaum

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EPILOGUE

I SHOULDN’T HAVE PUT THE sixteen-carat emerald ring in the hummus, but where else was I supposed to hide it? I mean, when you’re married to the only Jewish girl in America who threatens to divorce you if you buy her any more jewelry, what would you do? I knew I had to break it to her slowly, so I went into our newly renovated kitchen and arranged a plate of sixteen, pinkie-size carrots: you know, the annoying ones that are dry and tasteless and come in a plastic bag. I arranged them like soldiers on a simple white Crate & Barrel plate and slipped the ring onto the remaining carrot. When suddenly, there she was.

“What are you making?”

“Oh nothing, just some carrots and hummus,” I said as I shoved the ring back into the hummus container ...

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