A man is working on cross country buses collecting tickets.
He rings the bell for the bus driver to drive off as a woman is just
about to get onto the bus. The driver sets off; the woman falls from the
bus and is killed. At the trial the man is sent down for murder and
seeing as it's Texas, he's sent to the electric chair. On the day of
his execution he's put in the chair and before the switch is pulled, the
executioner grants him a final wish.
"Well" says the man, "is that your packed lunch over there? "Yes"
answers the executioner. "Can I have that green banana?"
The executioner gives the man his green banana and waits till he's eaten
it. When the man's finished, the executioner flips the switch sending
hundreds of thousands of volts through the man. When the smoke clears
the man is still alive. The executioner can't believe it.
"Can I go?" the man asks. "I suppose so," says the executioner.
"That's never happened before."
The man leaves and eventually gets a job back on the buses selling
tickets. Again he rings the bell for the driver to go when people are
still getting on. A man falls under the wheels and is killed. The
bloke is sent down for murder again and sent to the electric chair. The
executioner is determined to do it right this time so rigs the chair up
to the electric supply for the entire state of Texas.
The bloke is again sat in the chair. "What is your final wish?" asks
the executioner. "Can I have that green banana in your packed lunch?"
asks the condemned man. The executioner sighs and reluctantly gives up
his banana. The bloke eats the banana all up and the executioner flips
the switch. Millions of volts course through the chair blacking out Texas.
When the smoke clears the man is still sat there smiling in the chair.
The executioner can't believe it and lets the man go.
Well, would you believe, the bloke gets his job back on the buses. Once
again he rings the bell whilst passengers are still getting on, this
time killing three of them. He is sent to the electric chair once
again. The executioner rigs up the entire country's electricity supply
to the chair, determined to get his man this time. The man sits down in
the chair smiling.
"What's your final wish?" asks the executioner. "Well" says the man,
"Can I have that green banana out of your packed lunch? The
executioner hands over his banana and the man eats it all, skin
included. The executioner pulls the handle and a billion volts go
through the chair. When the smoke rises the man is still sat there
alive without even a burn mark.
"I give up, says the executioner, "I don't understand how you can still
be alive after all that! He stroked his chin. "It's something to do
with that green banana isn't it," he asked.
Nahh" said the bloke,
"I'm just a really bad conductor."