OCTOBER 1, 2002
A. STRANGE, ATTY.
Alton Strange, a Beartown lawyer for over 60 years died last month. As he had no relatives his closest friend asked the tombstone maker to inscribe on the monument, "Here lies Strange, an honest man, and a lawyer."
The inscriber insisted that such an inscription would be confusing, for passers - by who would tend to think that three men were buried under the stone. So he suggested an alternative. He would inscribe, "Here lies a man who was both honest and a lawyer."
That way, whenever anyone walked by the tombstone and read it, they would be certain to remark, "That's Strange."
Bob, the stock manager for Beartown Electric Co., had ordered an important part that was urgently needed to keep the electricity flowing in Beartown. He had ordered part No. 669 from the factory. But when he received it he noticed that someone had sent part No. 699 instead.
Furious at the factory's incompetence, Bob promptly sent the part back along with a letter telling them a thing or two or three.
Less than a week later, he received the same part back with a letter containing just five words:
"BOB TURN THE BOX OVER."
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Did somebody say Beartown?
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