March 31, 2011 3:39 PM Subscribe
I remember a supposedly true story about someone moderately famous that went something like this: One day, on a whim, he sent a one-word telegram "Congratulations!" to four or five of his friends, chosen randomly. Of them, only one replied asking why he had sent it; the remaining friends had all accomplished something moderately significant in their lives recently and assumed that was what it was about. Do I have this story right? Who was it about? Is it apocryphal?