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
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."
are you from, son?"
"Texas, sir," the boy replied.
why did you leave Texas?" the manager asked.
The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing down there but whores and football
"My wife is from Texas" said the manager.
"Who'd she play for, sir?"