A local community club was organizing a baseball team. They could
only muster eight players, and were hard put to find a ninth. In
desperation, they called on a new member, a very reserved Englishman
who had just moved into the neighborhood from London, to join their
During their first game, the Englishman came to bat. On the very
first pitch, he knocked the ball out of the park.
The team members stood there, dumfounded! Unfortunately, so did
the Englishman. "Run!" his teammates cried. "For Pete's sake, run!"
The Brit turned and stared at them icily. "I jolly well shan't
run," he replied. "I'm perfectly willing to buy you chaps another