Saturday, March 15, 2008

Fast on His Feet

This young guy was working in the produce section of the supermarket, and an older guy comes up: “Young man, I’d like to buy a half of a head of lettuce.” “Gee, sir, we don’t usually sell it that way. Let me ask my manager.”

He goes into the back room and yells, “Hey, Mr. Benwa, there’s some jerk out here who wants to buy a HALF A HEAD of lettuce.” He turns around, and there’s the customer right at his shoulder.

“… and this fine gentleman would like to buy the other half.”

After the satisfied customer leaves with his half a head of letuce, Mr. Benwa says, “That was some fast thinking, son. Where did you learn that? Where did you grow up?”

“Aw, ’tweren’t nuttin. I grew up in Moose Jaw. It’ s little town up in Canada. It’s not famous for anything except that everybody there is either a prostitute or a hockey player.”

Mr. Benwa glares at the kid: “I’ll have you know that my WIFE comes from Moose Jaw.” “Gee, that’s great! What team did she play on?”


Saxon said...

I wish we had shop staff that quick over here. It took me three goes in the shop today to get through to one of their staff members that they were selling out of date meat

Chrys said...

bwahahahaa, too funny! NICE.

Candace E. Salima said...

That is very funny. I needed that today!

Rita said...

That's a good one Alice! Thanks for the laugh!

Yvonne said...

I've heard the lettuce one before but not the other.