75 Flights of Stairs
Bill, John, and Phil were traveling together on business in the big city, and were assigned a suite of rooms on the top floor of a 75-story hotel. After a long day of meetings, they returned to their hotel and were shocked to hear that the elevators were not working and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs if they wanted to get to their suite.
Bill said to John and Phil, “Let’s break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I’ll tell jokes for the first 25 flights, John can sing songs for the next 25 flights, and Phil can tell sad stories the rest of the way. They all agreed it was a good idea.
So, Bill began by telling jokes and they were all amused. At the 26th floor, Bill stopped telling jokes and John began singing, much to everyone’s entertainment. At the 51st floor, John stopped singing and it was Phil’s turn to tell sad stories.
“I will tell my saddest story first,” he said. “I left the room key in the car!”