From the July 1996 magazine.

Ham on Wry

A DRUNK ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO one afternoon, went straight to a bar, got tanked, and checked into a hotel in a blackout. During the evening, a severe earthquake struck the city, but the drunk slept on.

In the morning, the drunk woke up with a heavy-duty hangover and staggered to the window to open the drapes. He saw devastation everywhere--toppled buildings and buckled roads. "Oh no," he wailed, "how am I ever going to pay for all this?"

-- Mary G.

New York, New York

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