A fellow went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawn mower. The neighbor said he couldn’t use the mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles.
The borrower asked what canceled flights from New York to Los Angeles had to do with borrowing his lawn mower.
“It doesn’t have anything to do with it, but if I don’t want to let you use my lawn mower, one excuse is as good as another,” the neighbor said.
—Zig Ziglar, Something Else to Smile About (Nelson, 1999) / Larson, C. B., & Ten Elshof, P. (2008). 1001 illustrations that connect (207). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.