Jokes for all occasions: obstinacy

The old mountaineer and his wife arrived at a railway station, and for the first time in their lives beheld a train of cars, which was standing there. The husband looked the engine over very carefully, and shook his head.

“Well, what do you think of it, father?” asked the old lady.

“She’ll never start,” was the firm answer: “she’ll never start.”

The conductor waved, the bell rang, the locomotive puffed, the train moved slowly at first, then faster. It was disappearing in the distance when the wife inquired slyly:

“Well, pa, what do you think of it now?”

The old man shook his head more violently than before.

“She’ll never stop,” he asserted; “she’ll never stop!”