"How Did This Tradition Start?" Joke

The city kept Buster off the welfare roles with a job that matched the simplicity of his capability. Every day, all week long, he polished the cannon in the city park for which he received $40 a week, which was all he needed to fare nicely in the world. Buster worked hard and faithfully.

After thirty years of faithful work, Buster walked into the mayor's office to announce his resignation. "Sir, I'm resigning to go into business for myself." "Really?" The mayor responded. "What are you going to do?"

"Well, sir," Buster replied, "I have been saving up my money for thirty years and I have bought my own cannon."