So, I'm checking out Boy Meets Girl Comics #5, and I learn that a hotel stenographer apparently used to be a thing. Your finer hotels apparently had a secretarial pool for travelling business types and they could call up a girl to write things for you. I'm well old enough to remember when stenography was a course in high school, but this was new to me.
Anyway, this is Alice. She's a hotel stenographer:
For those of you scoring at home, Charlie did ask her for a date, albeit in the most unmanly way imaginable. And, also for the record, Alice totally refused. Don't feel bad, Charlie! It's hard to land a chick with hair shorter than your own who wears a bow-tie.
And, as you might imagine, Alice gets propositioned a lot by travelling men:
Wow, Mr. Rivers. You gave her a whole dollar when you asked her out and she still declined? WHAT DO WOMEN WANT FROM US?
I swear to you, I didn't doctor this panel:
Wow. That is either the greatest or most horrible sister ever.
Of course, it's some weight loss thing:
Wait a minute... I kind of groove on some of those things it's telling me aren't going to happen. I'll let you guess which three.
Oh, Alice! You vixen!
See you tomorrow!