A newcomer to the neighborhood consulted one of the established residents in regard to a doctor.
"My little daughter," she explained, "has swallowed a gold piece and has got to be operated on. I wonder if Dr. Robertson is to be trusted?
"Without a doubt," her neighbor assured her, "he's absolutely honest."
Theater patron 1: "There was a fire in the dressing room of the star backstage. The firemen were there for six hours."
Theater patron 2: "Am I understanding you correctly that it took six hours to put out a fire in the dressing room?"
Theater patron 1: "Oh no, it took only one hour to put out the fire. It took another five hours to put out the fireman."