- A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
- An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
- A statistician is someone who is good with numbers but lacks the personality to be an accountant.
A woman had a beautiful black cat with white feet named Socks. Socks spent his days outside and came indoors only at night. One cool October evening, he disappeared.
She searched for him high and low for several days, but all in vain. The following spring, however, Socks reappeared, looking healthy and clean. She figured he’d just been out sowing his wild oats, and let it go at that.