thinking on your feet
A man walked into the produce section of this local
supermarket and asked to buy a half 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 *** hole wants to buy
a half head of lettuce." As he finished his sentence, he
turned to find the man standing right behind him, and he
quickly added, "And this gentleman kindly offered to buy the
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 yourself out of that situation earlier. We like
people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son?"
"Wisconsin, sir" the boy replied.
"Well, why did you leave Wisconsin?" the manager asked.
The boy said, "Sir, there'* nothing up there but ****** and
"Really?" said the manager. "My wife is from Wisconsin."
"No kidding?" replied the boy. "Who'd she play for"?