Cover of Interval By Closed Intervals is not Pairwise Disjoint
Let $\closedint a b$ be a closed interval in $\R$.
Then the intervals in $\JJ$ are not pairwise disjoint.
These choices are possible since $\JJ$ has at least two elements, and they are supposed disjoint.
If $q = r$ then $I \cap J \ne \O$, a contradiction.
If $r < q$ then $I \cap J \ne \O$, a contradiction.
If $r > q$ then there is some real number with $q < \alpha < r$.
Therefore $\alpha \notin I$.
Since $J$ contains the least real number not in $I$ it follows that there is $\beta \in J$ with $\beta < \alpha$.
But we also have that $\alpha < r \le \beta$ for all $\beta \in J$, a contradiction.
This exhausts all the possibilities, and we conclude that the intervals of $\JJ$ are not pairwise disjoint.