The Real Article

by Del Griffith

You want to hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better – I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right: I talk too much; I also listen too much. I could be a cold hard cynic like you, but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. You think what you want about me, I'm not changing. I like me, my wife likes me, my customers like me, because I'm the real article: what you see is what you get.


Del Griffith was a fictional shower curtain ring salesman portrayed by the late John Candy in John Hughes’s Thanksgiving classic, Planes, Trains & Automobiles. His six sentences are taken from Hughes’s original screenplay.