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An usher walked up to an old man at the theater and asked to see his ticket.

The old man didn't budge. Didn't even look at him.

The usher became more impatient.

"Sir, you can't sit here if you don't have the proper ticket."

Again, silence.

He then said, "Sir, if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager."

This time, the old man just muttered something and didn't move.

The usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager.

Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the old dishevelled man, but with no success.

Finally they summoned the police.

The officer surveyed the situation briefly then asked, "All right buddy what's your name?"

"Fred," the old man moaned.

"Where are you from, Fred?" asked the police officer.

With a terrible strain in his voice, and without moving, Fred opened one eye and replied;

"The balcony......."
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