September 03, 2004

Sept. 3, 2004

A customer at Green's Gourmet Grocery marveled at the proprietor's quick wit and intelligence. "Tell me, Green, what makes you so smart?"

"I wouldn't share my secret with just anyone," Green replies, lowering his voice so the other shoppers won't hear. "But since you're a good and faithful customer, I'll let you in on it... Fish heads... You eat enough of them, you'll be positively brilliant."

"You sell them here?" the customer asks.

"Only $4 apiece," says Green. So the customer buys three.

A week later, he's back in the store complaining that the fish heads were disgusting and he isn't any smarter.

"You didn't eat enough, " says Green. The customer goes home with 20 more fish heads.

Two weeks later, he's back and this time he's really angry. "Hey, Green," he says, "You're selling me fish heads for $4 a piece when I can buy the whole fish for $2. You're ripping me off!"

"You see?" says Green. "You're smarter already."

Posted by Tiger at September 3, 2004 01:02 PM
Comments know, I think that I might have fallen for that scam!

Posted by: david at September 3, 2004 02:31 PM

Did you plan this as a metaphor for the Republican economic plans to help the poor, or did it just happen that way?

Posted by: David Weisman at September 3, 2004 11:14 PM

hehehehe .... that is too funny!

Posted by: squishybear at September 5, 2004 12:41 PM