Two philosophers were sitting at a restaurant, discussing whether or not there was a difference between misfortune and disaster.
"There is most certainly a difference," said one. "If the cook suddenly died and we couldn't have our dinner that would be a misfortune -- but certainly not a disaster."
"On the other hand," said the other, "If a cruise ship carrying Congress was to sink in the middle of the ocean, that would be a disaster -- but by no stretch of the imagination would it be a misfortune."
Hat tip: Phil of Phils Phun