I did it once...

Friday, July 27, 2001


A well-dressed gentleman entered an upscale restaurant in the East End of Manhattan, and took a seat at the bar.


The bartender came over and asked, "What can I get you to drink, sir?"


The gentleman responded, "Nothing, thank you. I tried alcohol once, didn't like it, and never tried it again."


The bartender was a bit perplexed, but being a friendly sort, he pulled out a pack of cigarettes and offered the gentleman one.


The gentleman refused, saying, "I tried smoking once, didn't like it, and never did it again.


The point is, I wouldn't be in here at all, except that I'm waiting for my son."


The bartender retorted, "Your only child, I presume?"