Smart Is Dumb, Dumb is Smart
businessman was talking with his barber, when they both noticed a goofy-looking
fellow bouncing down the sidewalk. The barber whispered, "That's Tommy, one of
the stupidest kids you'll ever meet. Here, I'll show you."
Come here!" yelled the barber. Tommy came bouncing over "Hi Mr. Williams!" The
barber pulled out a rusty dime and a shiny quarter and told Tommy he could keep
the one of his choice. Tommy looked long and hard at the dime and quarter and
then quickly snapped the dime from the barber's hand. The barber looked at the
businessman and said, "See, I told you."
haircut, the businessman caught up with Tommy and asked him why he chose the
looked at him in the eye and said, "If I take the quarter, the game is over."
Selling: "Fishing Tickle"
A storekeeper had for some time displayed in
his window a card inscribed 'Fishing Tickle.'
A customer drew the proprietor's attention to
the spelling. 'Hasn't anyone told you of it before?' asked the patron.
'Oh, yes,' the dealer said placidly, 'many have
mentioned it. But whenever they drop in to tell me, they always buy
A Car as Collateral
businessman walks into a Swiss bank in Geneva and asks for a $100 loan. He
offers his luxury Mercedes car as collateral. The collateral is too good,
and the bank manager approves the loan.
A year later, the Russian comes
back. He repays the loan and the 10% interest and is ready to collect his
car. Finally, the puzzled bank manager dares to ask him: "Excuse me, sir,
could you tell me: did you really need that $100 so badly? In order to
get the money, you left your luxury car with us for a whole year!"
Russian replied, "That's simple – just
think outside the box: where
else in Geneva can I find such a great parking place for just $10 a year?"