The Gas Men
Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a
young trainee, were out checking meters in a suburban
They parked their truck at one end of the alley and worked
their way to the other end. At the last house an older woman
was looking out her kitchen window watching the two men as
they checked her gas meter.
Finishing the meter check, the senior supervisor challenged
his younger coworker to a foot race down the alley and back to
the truck to prove that an older guy could outrun a younger
As they came running up to the truck, they realized the lady
from that last house was huffing and puffing right behind
They stopped and asked her what was wrong.
Gasping for breath, she replied, “When I see two gas men
running as hard as you two were, I figure I’d better run too!”