There was once this man in Bulagaria that really loved his job. To drive a train for a living had been his dream ever since he was a child. He most loved to make the train go as fast as possible. Unfortunately, one day he had been a little too reckless and then caused a major crash. He himself, made it out, but one person had died in the crash. Well, needless to say, he had to go to court over this incident. The judge found him guilty, and therefor he was sentenced to death by electrocution in the chair. On the day of his execution, he requested for a single banana as his last meal. After he ate the banana, he was then strapped into the electric chair. When they turned the switch, sparks flyed around, and the thick smoke filled the air – but nothing really happened and the man was perfectly fine.
At that time, there was this old Bulgarian law that said that a failed execution was a sign of divine intervention by God, and so the man was allowed to go free. Somehow, he even managed to get his old job back driving the train. Having not learned his lesson at all, he went right back to driving the train with reckless abandon. To noone’s surprise he then again caused the train to crash, but this time the crash killed two people. The following trial went pretty much the same as the first trial, again resulting in a sentence of execution by the chair. This time for his final meal, he requested 2 bananas. After finishing eating the bananas, he was then strapped into the electric chair again. The switch was thrown like before, sparks flew around again and smoke filled the room – and once again the man was completly unharmed.
And of course this meant that he was free to go once again. And once again, he managed to get his old job back again. To what should have been the surprise of no one, he did crash yet another train, this time killing three people. And so he once again found himself being sentenced to death for the thirth time. And yes, on the day of his execution, he indeed requested for his final meal: 3 bananas.
“You know what? No,” said the executioner to him. “I’ve had it with you and your bananas and then getting out of here because you were unharmed. I’m not going to give you a single banana to eat; we’re just going to strap you in and finish this for once and for all.” Even though it was against protocol, they strapped him in to the electric chair without his last meal. The switch was pulled, sparks flew around, a thick smoke filled the room – and the man was once again still unharmed. His executioner was completely speechless.
The man looked at the poor executioner and said, “Oh, about the bananas, they had absolutely nothing to do with it. I’m just a bad conductor.”