A couple of hobos were caught in a crowd milling around the entrance to a theater featuring an opera that evening. One of them picked a pair of tickets someone had dropped so they were let into the theater with the crowd, giving them seats on the front row.
Curtain came up on the first act and all those dancers started dancing around on their tippy toes. Intermission was declared after the first act and the crowd went out for refreshments.
After a bit one of the hobos turned to his partner and asked, "Buford, how come you suppose they don't just hire taller dancers."
Stoicism is nothing to get excited about....