Watching reruns of 30 Rock last night (while we should have been doing laundry) we cracked up when we heard this quote from the always-hilarious Tina Fey as modern woman Liz Lemon...Walking through Rockefeller Plaza with two giant "Compartment Store" bags in her hands, Liz tells Kenneth about her reawakening:
I went to the new flagship Compartment Store on Fifth Avenue and bought everything I need to get my life in order.
There was a stacker thing to separate your junk mail from your humidifier catalogs, a thing you stick on your laptop that holds your keys, a round plastic deal that holds your shoes with a pocket for a photograph of what shoes are in there.
I'm going to become wonderful. It's a new beginning, like a Phoenix rising...
At this point, a bike messenger knocks her over, and the delusion of her decorganizing fantasy dawns on her, as she says, "...or maybe this is gonna be the worst day ever."
She goes on to deal with jury duty, dysfunctional employees, and a brush with arson. Uggh, the crushing defeat of realizing that plastic bins won't change your life.
Quote above comes from the "Funcooker" episode, Season 3.
Photo: Dorothy Surrenders