Posted by Sira on October 11, 1996 at 15:20:12:
Andy wants a job as a signalman on the railways. He is told to meet the
inspector at the signal box. The inspector puts this question to him:
"What would you do if you realised that 2 trains were heading for each
other on the same track?"
Andy says,"I would switch the points for one of the trains."
"What if the lever broke?" asked the inspector.
"Then I'd dash down out of the signal box," said Andy,"and I'd use the
"What if that had been struck by lightning?"
"Then," Andy continues,"I'd run back into the signal box and phone the
"What if the phone was engaged?"
"Well in that case," persevered Andy,"I'd rush down out of the box and
"What if that was vandalised?"
"Oh well then I'd run into the village and get my uncle Silas."
This puzzles the inspector, so he asks, "Why would you do that?"
Came the answer, "Because he's never seen a train crash."