A police officer, though scheduled for all-night duty at the
station, was relieved of duty early and arrived home four
hours ahead of schedule, at 2 in the morning. Not wanting
to wake his wife, he undressed in the dark, crept into the
bedroom and started to climb into bed. Just then, his wife
sleepily sat up and said, "Mike, dearest, would you go down
to the all-night drug store on the next block and get me
some aspirin? I've got a splitting headache."
"Certainly, honey," he said, and feeling his way across the
dark room, he got dressed and walked over to the drug
As he arrived, the pharmacist looked up in surprise, "Say,"
said the druggist, "I know you - aren't you a policeman?
Officer Fenwick, right?"
"Yeah, so?" said the officer.
"Well what the heck are you doing all dressed like the Fire