A man in a Florida supermarket tries to buy half a head of lettuce. The
very young produce assistant tells him that they sell only whole heads
The man persists and asks to see the manager. The boy says he’ll ask his
manager about it. Walking into the back room, the boy said to his
manager, “Some idiot wants to buy half a head of lettuce.”
As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the man standing right
behind him, so he added, And this gentleman has kindly offered to buy
the other half."
The manager approved the deal, and the man went on his way.
Later the manager said to the boy, “I was impressed with the way you got
yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on
their feet here.
Where are you from, son?” “Canada, sir,” the boy replied. “Well, why did
you leave Canada?” the manager asked. The boy said, “Sir, there’s
nothing but whores and hockey players up there.”
“Really?” said the manager. “My wife is from Canada.”
No kidding??" replied the boy. “Who’d she play for?”