A train stopped at a French border station. The passengers opened fed for the inspection of their things. One of the passengers of a first – class carriage took many boxes of cigarettes out of his suitcase and wanted to put all of them into his pockets.
When his pockets were already full of cigarettes and he could not put any more boxes into them, he said to another passenger who was sitting at the window. “Will you please take some of these boxes and put them into your pockets?” “Why don’t you leave them in your suit – case?” asked the other passenger: “You see, I am afraid of the inspectors”, said the man.
“Give them to me. But I must tell you now that I shall not return them to you,” said the passenger at the window. “Why so?” asked the man. “Because I am an inspector of French Customs”, answered the passenger.