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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1 (April 1, 1935)

Why George Didn't Stand Up

Why George Didn't Stand Up.

At the breakfast table the other morning he was relating to his wife an incident that occurred at the lodge the previous night. The president of the order offered a silk hat to the brother who could truthfully say that during his married life he had never kissed any woman but his own wife. “And would you believe it, Mary, not one stood up?”

“George,” his wife said, “why didn't you stand up?”

“Well,” he replied, “I was going to, but you know, dear, I look so funny in a silk hat.