A couple lived near the ocean and enjoyed a daily walk along the beach. One day it occurred to them that there was a girl who was at the beach every time they were there. She wasn’t unusual, it was just that she was always there. She walked along the beach carrying an ordinary travel bag. However she would often approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around, then speak to them.
It seemed like most of the time, the person she spoke to would respond negatively and she would wander off. Occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money then she would reach in her bag and give them something. This aroused suspicion from the couple who wondered if perhaps she was selling drugs, They debated calling the police, but since they didn’t know for sure they just continued to watch her day after day.
This went on for a few weeks. One day the wife asked, “Honey, have you ever noticed that she only approaches people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?”
He hadn’t and said so. Then she added, “Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Perhaps we can find out what she’s really up to.”
Well, the plan went off without a hitch, and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl walk over and talk to her husband and then leave. The man got up and walked up the beach to met his wife at the road.
“Well, is she selling drugs?” she asked excitedly.
“No, she’s not selling drugs,” he said, perhaps enjoying stringing his wife along more than he should have.
“Well, what is it, then!?” his wife almost screamed.
The man grinned and said. “Her name is Sally and she’s a battery salesperson.”
“Batteries!?” cried the wife ……………………………………..
“Yes” he replied. “Sally sells C cells by the Seashore.”
Thought for the Week
Always look on the bright side of life. Otherwise it’ll be too dark to read. ~Author Unknown
Talk about a high-charged pun…
(Yes, that is indeed a metaplasmus.)