A travel agent looked up from his desk and saw an older lady and an older gentleman peering into the shop window, where there were posters of glamorous destinations around the world. The agent had had a good week, and the dejected couple looking in the window moved him to a rare feeling of generosity.
He called them into his shop and said to them, “I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday, so I am sending you to a fabulous resort at my expense, and I won’t take no for an answer.”
He took them inside and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and book a room in a five-star hotel.
The older lady and gentleman, as could be expected, gladly accepted and were off.
About a month later, the little lady came in to the travel agency. “And how did you like your holiday?” the agent asked eagerly.
“The flight was exciting, and the room was lovely,” she said. “I have come to thank you, but, one thing puzzled me. Who was that old guy I had to share the room with?”