A man who was bored with living in London and desired to move to the country was looking for a house from which he could get to his office in the city easily every day. One day he saw an advertisement for a suitable house in Hampshire which was claimed to be within a stone’s throw of a railway station from which there were frequent trains to London.
He telephoned the house agency and arranged to go down by train the next day and have a look at the house.
The house agent met him at the station and they drove to the house,which was at least a kilometre from the station.
The man who had come to see the house turned to the house agent when they reached it and objected,’’I should be very interested to meet the man who threw that stone you mentioned in your advertisement!’’