Mathematical Recreations; December 1998; Scientific American Magazine; by Stewart; 2 Page(s)
Abig man and a small man were sitting in the restaurant car of a train, and both ordered fish. When the waiter brought dinner, the big man promptly took the bigger fish; the small man complained that this was extremely impolite.
"What would you have done if you¿d been offered first choice, then?" asked the big man, annoyed. "I would have been polite and picked up the small fish," the small man said smugly.