The old professor was standing in beautiful downtown Valdoster waiting for a bus on the wettest, rainiest day this spring. A lady was standing next to him, so he tried to be friendly and make conversation...

"If this rain keeps up, we'll all have to chip in and buy an ark," the old professor said to her. "What's an ark?" she asked.

"You mean you haven't heard about Noah and the great flood, and all those animals?" he asked incredulously.

"Look, mister," she replied, "I've only been in town for four days. I've scarcely had time to read a paper."