A man tries to get into a night club but the doorman stops him.
"You can't come in here without a tie, mate."
"oh, but it's a special occasion! I'm meeting friends and I've driven miles."
The doorman isn't impressed.
"Look, mate," he says. "I appreciate you can't go home - it's too far, so why don't you have a look around your car and see if there's anything that would do. As long as it looks like a tie, it'll do."
So off he goes to check out his car. After a long search, all he can find is a pair of jump leads. In desperation, he knots them around his neck. Back at the night club, the doorman can't believe his eyes.
"Jump leads? You have to be joking!"
"Well, you said if it looked like a tie... look, it's all I could find. Come on, have a heart!"
After some thought, the doorman eventually gives in.