smith and jones were out drinking. when they got back to smith's car, they saw that a hubcap was missing.
smith often exaggerated things and jumped to ridiculous conclusions. when he saw that a hubcap was missing, he said:
"oh, great! who'd steal just one of them?"
jones thought the hubcap had probably just fallen off the car, but to humor himself he said:
"ah -- one thief. and i bet he was a small one, too. that was all he could carry."