Browse By

The Teetotaler’s Bar

Seen in a bar today:

It's always five o'clock. No drinking until after five o'clock. No drinking!

If every hour is 5 O’Clock, then it stands to reason that every space between the hour marks on the clock is also 5 O’Clock, since every intervening space between hour marks indicates a small transition from one marked hour to the other. No matter how minutely the hands of the clock move, every space on the clock will indicate a transition from 5 O’Clock to … 5 O’Clock.

If the “House Rules” declare there shall be “no drinking ’till after five,” then there shall be no drinking, since there is no way for the clock to move past 5 O’Clock.  This must be a teetotaler’s bar.  Perhaps the colorful bottles are displayed for historical purposes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?

Fight the Republican beast!