Try to Get Some Rest

Summer 2010 CSANews Issue 75  |  Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.Back to list

A man had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city which he came to and park somewhere quiet, so that he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be one of the city's major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back to snooze, when there came a knocking on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place.


"Excuse me, sir," said the jogger, "do you have the time?"

The man looked at his car clock and answered, "8:15." The jogger thanked him and left. The man settled back again and was just dozing off, when there was another knock on the window and another jogger.

"Excuse me, sir. Do you have the time?"

"8:25!" replied the man, annoyed.

The jogger said thanks and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew that it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid the problem, he took out a pen and paper and put a sign on his window reading, "I do not know the time!" Once again, he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off, when there was another knock on the window.

"Sir, sir? It's 8:45!"