A professor of mathematics sent this fax to his wife…” My dearest wife, you must realize that you are 54 years old and I have certain needs which you are no longer able to satisfy. I am otherwise happy with you as a wife, and I sincerely hope you will not be hurt or offended to learn that by the time you receive this letter.
I will be at the Grand Hotel with my 18-year-old teaching assistant. I’ll be home before midnight. – Your Husband” When he arrived at the hotel, there was a 0fax waiting for him that read as follows: “Dear husband. You too are 54 years old, and by the time you receive this, I will be at the Breakwater Hotel with the 18-year- old pool boy. Being the brilliant mathematician that you are, you can easily appreciate the fact that 18 goes into 54 a lot more times than 54 goes into 18. Don’t wait up.”