Two ladies in a car disputed concerning the window, and at last called
the conductor as referee.
"If this window is open," one declared, "I shall catch cold, and will
"If the window is shut," the other announced, "I shall certainly
suffocate." The two glared at each other.
The conductor was at a loss, but he welcomed the words of a man with a
red nose who sat near. These were:
"First, open the window, conductor. That will kill one. Next, shut it.
That will kill the other. Then we can have peace."