Thinking Fast Pays Off Again
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October 1, 2004 Dallas, Texas, USA


Fast Thinking pays off again. A man walked into the produce section of his local supermarket, and asked to buy half of a head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce.

The man was insistent that the boy ask his manager about the matter. Walking into the back room, the boy said to the manager, "Some asshole 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 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 out of that situation. We like people who think on their feet here."

"Where are you from, son?"

"Texas, sir," the boy replied.

"Well, why did you leave Texas?" the manager asked.

The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing down there but whores and football players."

"My wife is from Texas" said the manager.

"Who'd she play for, sir?"

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