Humour — 19 December 2017

Tyler, who had spent his whole life living in a desert, visits a friend in Phoenix for the first time.

He’s never seen a train or the tracks they run on in his entire life. Taking a walk around the area of his friend Jordan’s house, he finds himself standing in the middle of some railroad tracks, closely viewing them.

Suddenly, he hears a whistle but doesn’t know what it is. Predictably, he’s hit by an oncoming train and thrown to the side of the tracks, with some minor internal injuries, a few broken bones, and some bruises.

After weeks in the hospital recovering, he’s at Jordan’s house attending a party. While in the kitchen, he suddenly hears the tea kettle whistling. He grabs a baseball bat from a nearby closet and in a frenzy proceeds to batter and bash the tea kettle.

Jordan, hearing the ruckus, rushes into the kitchen, sees what’s happened and asks Tyler, “Why’d you ruin my good tea kettle?”

Tyler replies, “Man, you gotta kill these things when they’re small.”