Quick Thinking

Posted by Yasmin | Tuesday, August 07, 2007 | , | 3 comments »

The bright young man working in the supermarket was approached by a customer who wanted to buy half a head of cabbage. "Sir, we can't sell half a head of cabbage," he explained. The customer persisted and the young man agreed to check with the store manager.

He found the manager and said, "Sir, I've got some nut who wants to buy half a head of cabbage." Just as he finished his statement he saw that the customer had followed him and was standing next to him. Immediately, he said, "And this gentleman wants to buy the other half."

"Sell it." the manager said.

Later, the manager took the youth aside. "That was quick thinking," he said. "We need bright young men like you, and I'm going to keep my eyes open on your behalf."

"Thank You, Sir." the young man said.

A month later he was summoned by the manager. "Well, my lad, I told you I'd watch out for you, and indeed I have. I've recommended you for an assistant manager's job in our new store in Montreal....."

"Montreal!" the young man exclaimed. "Why, nothing comes from there except prostitutes and hockey players!"

The manager said, "Listen, young fellow, my wife comes from there!"

Without missing a beat, the young man replied, "No kidding! What position does she play?"

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3 comments

  1. jollyjo // August 8, 2007 at 9:26 AM  

    Hey Yasmin...as usual some really great picks...

  2. Yasmin // August 8, 2007 at 10:34 PM  

    Hi Adrian!

    Missed you, but happy you're back. Glad you enjoyed this one too :)

  3. stormin // August 21, 2007 at 3:01 AM  

    looks like i just learned something new about Montreal. i'll have to check it out.

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