An American businessman in London was given special visitor's privileges at an
exclusive men's club. Striding in one afternoon, the American approached the
only other man in the lounge and tried to strike up a conversation. "Care
for a cigar?" he asked.
"No, thank you," the Englishman replied. "I tried smoking once and
didn't like it."
"Would you care to join me in the bar for a drink, then?" the
"No, thank you. I tried drinking once and it didn't agree with me."
"Well, how about a game of billiards?"
"Sorry. I tried it once and couldn't seem to get the hang of it."
As the American started to turn away, the Englishman said, "But my
son will be here shortly, and I'm sure he would enjoy a game with you."
"Your son? An only child, I presume."