Cal was out driving in the country, seeing how his new car
handled the curvy roads at high speeds. As he rounded a
corner, one of his tires blew.
When he got out of the car to change the tire, he noticed
that he had stopped in front of the state mental asylum.
There was also a man sitting on the brick wall in front
of the facility.
The driver went about his business, not paying any attention
to the guy on the fence. He first took his tire iron and jack
out of the car, and got the car jacked up. Then, he removed
the hubcap. Next, he removed the six lug nuts, and placed
them in the hubcap for safekeeping.
About this time, the guy on the fence decided to start a conversation.
This startled the driver, and he reeled around quickly, knocking
over the hubcap, and the lug nuts fell into the sewer drain.
The driver gets angry with the guy on the fence, shouting, "Now
look what you made me do. Now I'm going to have to walk to
town to buy some new lug nuts. Just go back inside and leave
The guy on the fence says, "Why don't you just take one lug nut
from each of your other three wheels, and use them on this one.
That should hold it steady enough for you to drive the car to the
auto parts store."
The driver asks, "That's a brilliant idea
.then why are you here?"
The guy on the fence replies, "I'm just crazy, not stupid."