In the old days, when young couples went off on their honeymoons by train, the bridegroom said, "Wait here, dear, and I'll get the tickets."

So he did, but long habit would not be denied and he had not yet gotten used to the fact that he was travelling by twos. He had bought one round-trip ticket.

He came rushing back to the bride, who looked at the single ticket in his hand, and whose bright blue eyes promptly filled with tears.

The bridegroom looked at her with astonishment, then with horror at his ticket, and in the blink of an eye set all straight by saying, "Oh, darling, in all the excitement I completely forgot to buy a ticket for myself."