A man goes into a really fancy restaurant wearing a shirt that is open at the collar. He is told by the concierge that open neck shirts are not allowed, and that he must wear a tie around his neck to gain admission.
So, really wanting to dine there, as he has heard the food is marvelous, the man goes out to his car, and he looks around to see if he has a neck tie that will go with his shirt.
Well, to his frustration, not only does he not have a neck tie in his car that will match his shirt, he doesn’t have a neck tie at all.
He is struggling to figure out what to do, when he notices that he does have a set of jumper cables in the trunk of the car. “It’s a bit of a stretch”, he thought to himself, “but hopefully this will do the trick”.
So, the man ties the jumper cables around his neck, manages to fashion a fairly acceptable looking knot and lets the ends dangle free.
He goes back to the restaurant, and the concierge carefully looks him over for a few minutes, trying to find an excuse to not allow him in, but not being able to come up with a viable reason, says to the man, “Well, OK, I guess you can come in – just don’t start anything.”
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