A well dressed businessman got into a Manhattan cab and
asked to be taken to LaGuardia. While stuck in the traffic jam,
the businessman leaned forward and said, "How's your spirit of
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I have to be in Chicago for a meeting, but the thought of
flying there just bores me to tears. Why not drive me there?
The meeting is only an hour. I'll pay the gas, tolls, your hotel
room, meals, and then you can drive me back tomorrow."
The driver said, "Sure, why not?" and off they went.
They motored through Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,
and finally into Chicago. The businessman did his meeting
(while the cabbie waited) came out, got back into the cab
and they took off to the hotel. They shared a huge meal, the
businessman paid for two rooms. The next morning, they
took off back towards Manhattan. When they arrived, the
meter read $4,632.85.
When they got back to the businessman's office, the man
told the cabbie, "Let me go in the bank here and I'll get you
a certified check. I'll make it for $5000 so you'll get a sizable
tip for your trouble."
"Great," the cab driver said, "Thanks."
"One last thing. When I give you the check, I'd like you to
drive me home, please."
"No way!!! I'd have to drive back over the bridge without a