A Scoutmaster was teaching his boy scouts about survival in the desert.
are the three most important things you should bring with you in case you
get lost in the desert?" he asked. Several hands went up, and many important
things were suggested such as food, matches, etc.
Then one little
boy in the back eagerly raised his hand. "Yes, Timmy, what are the three
most important things you would bring with you?" asked the Scoutmaster.
replied: "A compass, a canteen of water, and a deck of cards."
"Well," answered Timmy, "the compass is to find
the right direction, the water is to prevent dehydration..."
what about the deck of cards?" asked the Scoutmaster impatiently.
Sir, as soon as you start playing Solitaire, someone is bound to come up
behind you and say, 'Put that red nine on top of that black ten!'"