The blond man was crying at the bar, and the bartender gave him a free drink.
“What’s the trouble?” asked the friendly bartender.
“I got kicked out of chef school,” said the blond. “They said I gave them the oldest excuse in the book, and all I did was tell the truth.”
“What did you say?”
”I told them the dog ate my homework.”
The blond called up the airline ticket counter and asked, “How long are your flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix?”
The counterman answered, “Just a minute.”
At which, the blond thanked him and hung up.