When Dan Quayle visited the Red Hot and Blue, a popular barbecue restaurant where an hour's wait for a seat isn't unusual, the crowd standing around clapped as he and his party got up to leave. "Isn't that nice?" he said.
His wife, Marilyn, snapped him back to reality. "I hate to tell you, but they're not applauding you as vice president of the United States," she said. "They're applauding the fact that you just created six vacant tables."
(The sad part about this is that (the article goes on to say) Quayle tells this joke on himself.)