By the time John pulled into the little town, every
hotel room was taken. "You've got to have a room somewhere."
he pleaded. "Or just a bed--I don't care where."
"Well, I do have a double room with one occupant,"
admitted the manager," and he might be glad to split the
cost. But to tell you the truth, he snores so loudly that people
in adjoining rooms have complained in the past. I'm not sure it'd
be worth it to you."
"No problem," the tired traveler assured him. "I'll
The next morning, John came down to breakfast bright-eyed and
bushy-tailed. When asked about how he slept, he replied, "Never
The manager was impressed. "No problem with the other guy
"Nope. I shut him up in no time."
"How'd you manage that?"
"He was already in bed, snoring away, when I came in the
room," John said. "I went over, gave him a kiss on the
cheek, said, 'Goodnight, beautiful.' With that he sat up all night