Rules Are Rules
Old Erchie had served the Railway Company as
Guard on the local railway for nearly fifty years, and when his time to
retire arrived he found the parting a severe wrench. Hearing how keenly
their old employee felt leaving the service, the Company arranged to present
him with an old coach to keep at the bottom of his garden to serve as a
daily reminder of his active days on the line.
One very wet day some of his friends called to
see Erchie and were informed by his wife that he would be "on the train."
Going down the garden they found Erchie sitting on the step of the carriage,
smoking furiously at his pipe and with an old sack over his shoulders to
protect him from the downpour.
"Hello, Erchie" his friends greeted him "why
are ye no inside in a day like this ?"
*Can ye no see" replied Erchie with a nod
towards the windows, "they only sent me a non-smoker !"
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