An engineer, physicist, and mathematician have been imprisoned.
At some point, the warden realises that the three men haven’t been fed in a while. He accompanies an officer to check up on them. The warden and officer arrive at the first cell that contained the engineer. To their astonishment, the cell is empty and the wall has a hole in it.
“How is that possible?” says the officer. “That wall is solid concrete!”
The warden quietly inspects the cell. After a few minutes, he exits and says: “He seems to have built a pick out of the eating utensils we gave him and used it to make the hole.”
The warden and officer continue to the next cell that contained the physicist. However, he too is gone and once again there is a hole in the wall. And of course, the warden inspects the cell and returns after a few minutes.
The warden declares: “According to the papers on his bed, he very carefully calculated the weakest point on the wall and repeatedly kicked it until it gave way.”
Finally, they arrive at the last cell that contained the mathematician. Unfortunately, he lay on the cell floor, dead from starvation. The officer sighed. “After the other two, I would have expected he would have also escaped. He also has some papers on his bed.”
The warden enters the cell and picks up the papers. Then he shakes his head and chuckles.
“It appears,” he says, “that he spent several days writing a very detailed proof that it was possible to break the wall.”
I had a job selling security alarms door to door and I was really good at it.
If no one was home, I would just leave a brochure on the kitchen table. _________________________________ Today I gave my seat on the bus to a blind lady.
That’s how I lost my job as a bus driver.