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“Economy Wasted Trip”
An Englishman who was in France wanted to go back to England by sea. But he had very little money. He had so little money that he could pay only for the ticket. As he knew that the trip would last only two days, he decided not to eat dinner during these days.
As he took a ticket and got on the ship the next morning, he tried not to hear ; the bell for breakfast. When dinner time came he was very hungry, but he didn’t go to the dinning-room. In the evening he was still more hungry, but when the waiter came to invite him to have supper, the Englishman said that he was ill. The next day the Englishman was half-dead and couldn’t stand the hunger any longer. “I shall go and eat even if they kick me out into the sea”, he said to himself. So he went to the ship dinning-room and had his dinner. In the evening he had supper but was very much afraid of his future because he didn’t pay for the meals. At last he addressed the waiter and said: “Bring me the bill, please”. — “What bill?” asked the waiter. — “For the supper and dinner I had in your dinning-room”— “Don’t trouble, Sir. You paid for your meals when you bought the ticket”.