Friday, November 30, 2012
A businessman was travelling overnight on a train to Paddington for a very important meeting. He told the conductor, "I am getting off in Padding for a meeting of such importance that I would not want to miss for the world. I would therefore appreciate it if you could wake me up at my destination at whatever costs... throw me off the train if need be."
In the morning the businessman woke up starled to find that he had overslept and missed his stop. Pulling the stunned conductor by the collar, he expressed in no uncertain terms his disappointment.
"Easy, easy on me, dear Sir," pleaded the conductor, "I understand how you feel but the fellow I threw out in Paddington must have felt even worse."