75 Flights of Stairs

PS Magazine - - THE LAST LAUGH -

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!”

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