George is on a train. The man who has sat next to him must be a friend or business colleague who is accompanying George to an important meeting. If he was a stranger then George may be a little perturbed that this man has sat next to him when there are clearly sets spare seats on the train.
The man on the opposite side of the aisle to them looks rather disgruntled. As a seasoned commuter on public transport, he likes to use this time to read his morning newspaper. His routine has been rudely interrupted by George's colleague who has started a very loud and pointless conversation with George. His day is mildly ruined and won't get back into his normal swing until his secretary has brought him his morning coffee.
George's colleague has brought up the subject of his in-laws to break the uncomfortable silence. The two don't really know each other very well and he has assumed that small talk will make the journey a bit more relaxing. After George cracks his gag, his colleague has a very strange look on his face; it is a cross between not quite understanding the joke and having a stroke. George senses this and looks a bit troubled. He will soon have to pull the communication cord to alert the driver holding up the entire train. The man will become even more disgruntled when they realise he merely had indigestion.