The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)
The Why and Wherefore
The Why and Wherefore.
What's the greatest puzzle in the world? A railway ticket. It has always to be given up.
Why should a successful punter be an agreeable fellow? Because he has such winning ways.
Why is a blunt axe like coffee? Because it has to be ground before it can be used.
What is it that doesn't object to being boiled? An egg: it soon gets hardened to it.
Why is the letter J a lucky and a happy fellow? Because he has to be let into every joke.
What musical instrument is like an honest man? An upright piano.
Why is your dear old grandfather like good feed for cows? Because he's a good bit past 'ur age.