|What's In The Bag?
couple lived near the
ocean and used to walk the
beach a lot.
One summer, they noticed a girl who was at the beach
pretty much every day. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag
she carried, except for one thing: she would approach people who were
sitting on the beach, glance around furtively, then speak to
Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander
off, but occasionally someone would nod and there would be a
quick exchange of money for something she carried in her bag.
assumed she was selling drugs and debated about calling the cops, but
they didn't know for sure they just continued to watch her.
couple of weeks the wife asked, "Honey, have you ever noticed that she
only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic
He hadn't and said so.
Then she said, "Tomorrow I want you to get a
towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can
out what she's really doing."
Well, the plan went off without a hitch,
and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she
saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave. The man walked
beach and met his wife at the road.
"Well, is she selling drugs?" she
"No, she's not." he said, enjoying this probably more
than he should have.
"Well, what is it, then?" his wife fairly
The man grinned and said. "She's a battery salesperson."
"Batteries?" cried the wife.
"Yes" he replied. "She sells C cells
by the seashore."
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