The Hon. John Sharp Williams had an engagement to speak in a small southern town. The train he was traveling on was not of the swiftest, and he lost no opportunity of keeping the conductor informed as to his opinions of that particular road.
"Well, if yer don't like it," the conductor finally blurted out, "why in thunder don't yer git out an' walk?"
"I would," Mr. Williams blandly replied, "but you see the committee doesn't expect me until this train gets in."