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I met a man upon the stair

Posted by Bob on January 08, 2007

In Reply to: I met a man upon the stair posted by amanda brierley on January 08, 2007

: I would like to know what this means I heard it the other day,,,,I met a man upon the stair who was'nt there,he was'nt there again today, I wish I wish he'd stay away.thankyou I hope you can help..

It's a misquote of the first stanza of a poem by Willian Hughes Mearns:

The Little Man Who Wasn't There

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away...

It goes on for a bit more, but this stanza is what people remember. And/or misquote.