Engineer at the Guillotine

Chosen as a featured "Hilarious Web Pick" by the online magazine The GIST
Today they're leading a priest, a drunkard and an engineer to the
guillotine.  They ask the priest if he wants to face up or down when he
meets his fate. The priest says that he would like to face up so he will be
looking toward heaven when he dies.  They raise the blade of the guillotine,
release it, it comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his
neck.  The authorities take this as divine intervention and release the priest.

Next the drunkard comes to the guillotine. He also decides to die face up
hoping that he will be as fortunate as the priest.  They  raise the blade of
the guillotine, release it, it comes speeding down and suddenly stops just
inches from his neck.  So they release the drunkard as well.

The engineer is next.  He too decides to die facing up.  They slowly raise
the blade of the guillotine, when suddenly the engineer says: "Hey, I see
what your problem is."


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This message was sent on 15 Mar 1996