It had been an exceptionally good month and the travel agent had managed to make an exceptional amount of money. So, he decided that it would be a nice gesture if he could give a free holiday to a deserving couple.
Later that afternoon, the travel agent looked up from his desk to see an old lady and an old gentleman peering in the travel agency window. They were staring at the posters in the window, which as you find in all travel agents, showed numerous exotic destinations around the world.
The agent decided that this old couple were deserving of his generosity, and so he called them into his shop.
“I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday” the travel agent said to them, “so I am giving you a free holiday and sending you off to a fabulous resort at my expense”. He then added “And I won’t take no for an answer!”
The travel agent then sat the old couple down at his desk, and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and to book a room in a five-star hotel.
As you can imagine, the old couple were delighted, and gladly accepted the offer.
About a month later, the little old lady came into the travel agency.
“And how did you like your holiday?” the travel agent asked eagerly.
“Well, the flight was exciting and the room was lovely”, the old lady said. “I have come to thank you for this wonderful experience, but one thing puzzled me”.
“What’s that?” asked the travel agent.
The old lady replied: “Who was that old guy I had to share the room with?”
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