The president and his veep were talking when he said, "I hate all the dumb president jokes people tell about me."
The veep, feeling sorry for his boss, said sage-like, "Oh, they are only jokes. There are a lot of stupid people out there. Here, I'll prove it to you."
To patronize the president, he took him outside and hailed a taxi driver.
"Please take me to 29 Nickel Street to see if I'm home," said the veep.
The cab driver without saying a word drove them to Nickel Street, and when they finally got out, the veep looked at the president. and said, "See! That guy was really stupid."
"No kidding," replied the president. "There was a pay phone just around the corner. You could have called instead."