A New Suit
Harry was in need of a new suit, so he bought a nice piece of fabric and began his search for a good tailor. The first tailor he visited looked at the fabric, measured Harry, and then told him there was not enough fabric. Finding this hard to accept, Harry went to the tailor next door, who measured Harry and the fabric and then determined that there was enough to make a three-piece suit.
When Harry returned to the second tailor to collect his suit, he noticed that the tailor’s son was wearing trousers made of the same cloth. Puzzled, Harry asked, “How come you have been able to make a three-piece suit for me and trousers for your son when the tailor next door could not even make a suit from the same amount of fabric?”
“Simple,” replied the tailor, “The guy next door has two sons while I only have one.”