An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were staying in The world's tallest
hotel, some sixty storeys high. However, The lifts had completely broken down
so they had to climb The stairs.
'Let's tell sad stories,' said The Englishman, 'and that will make climbing The
stairs seem shorter.' So The Englishman told sad stories for thirty flights of
stairs and then The Scotsman told sad stories for thirty more nights. Just as
they neared The top, The Irishman said 'I've got The saddest story of all to tell.
I've forgotten to collect The key to our room from The desk on The ground floor.'