Billy Bob wanted a
a signalman on the railways. He was told to meet
the inspector at the signal box.
The inspector asked,
"What would you do if you realized that two trains
were heading for each other on the same track?"
Billy Bob replied, "I
would switch the points for one of the trains."
"What if the lever
broke?" asked the inspector.
"Then I'd dash down out
of the signal box," said Billy Bob, "and I'd
use the manual lever over there."
"What if that had been
struck by lightning?"
"Then," Billy Bob
continued, "I'd run back into the signal box and
phone the next signal box."
"What if the phone was
"Well, in that case,"
persevered Billy Bob, "I'd rush down out of the box and
use the public emergency phone at the level crossing up there."
if that was vandalized?"
"Oh, well then I'd run
into the village and get my uncle," Billy Bob
answered, "because he's never seen a train crash."