Long-time actress and comedienne Gracie Allen once received a small, live alligator as
a gag. Not knowing what to do with it, Gracie placed it in the bathtub and then left for
an appointment. When she returned home, she found this note from her maid: "Dear Miss
Allen: Sorry, but I have quit. I don't work in houses where there is an alligator. I'd a
told you this when I took on, but I never thought it would come up.