A firecracker factory is rocked by a huge explosion, and several people are injured. The injured are taken to the hospital, but not everyone survives.
An inquiry begins and several survivors are approached to make statements.
One such survivor, Sven, is asked by the investigator, “You were close to where the explosion happened, right? Tell me about it.”
Sven replied, “Well, old Felix was in the mixing room, and I saw him take a cigarette out of his pocket and light up.”
The investigator is shocked. He says, “You sure he was smoking in the mixing room? How long had he been working for the company?”
Sven replied, “Yes. About 25 years, sir”
The investigator says, “He works 25 years in the company, then he goes and strikes a match in the mixing room, I’d have thought it would have been the last thing he’d have done.”
“It was, sir.”