A Train driver accidentally kills a man when he drives off the tracks.
Since he killed a person, the court sentences him to death by electrocution chair.
For his last meal, he requests a single banana. The prison guard thought it was odd, but gave him the banana, and the man ate it.
The next day, the man is strapped onto the electrocution chair and the executioner switches the electricity on.
Nothing happened at all. This city has a law that allows a prisoner to walk free if the execution somehow doesn’t work, so the train driver was acquitted.
A week later, the train driver miraculously got another job at the train station. However, he drove off the tracks again and killed two people.
This man was then arrested immediately and sentenced to death again. For his last meal, the train driver requests two bananas which is fulfilled. The next day, the man is strapped onto the electrocution chair and the executioner turns on the electricity.
Nothing happens. So, again, the man is allowed to walk free.
The next week, the train driver somehow managed to get another job at the train station.
Again, he drove off the tracks and killed three people. Again, the man was arrested immediately and sentenced to death. This time, for his last meal, the train driver requests three bananas. The exasperated prison guard exclaims, “Stop! You don’t get another banana!” and takes the train driver to his execution.
The train driver once again is strapped onto the chair, and the executioner turns on the electricity. Once again, nothing happens.
The executioner and prison guards are dumbfounded.
The train driver laughs and says, “See? The bananas have nothing to do with my execution— I’m just a bad conductor.”