Friday, February 16, 2018

Anecdote for the Day

Mark Twain was travelling in France and on one occasion was going by train to Dijon. That afternoon he was very tired and wanted to sleep. He therefore asked the conductor to wake him up when they came to Dijon. He explained that he was a very heavy sleeper and said “I’ll probably protest loudly when you try to wake me up, but do not take any notice, just put me off the train anyway.”

When Twain woke up, the train was already in Paris. The angry writer ran up to the conductor and said, “I’ve never been so angry in all my life.”

The conductor looked at him calmly. “You are not half so angry as the American whom I put off the train at Dijon,” he said.

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