On a clear day a man walked into the produce
section of his local supermarket and asked to
buy half a 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 his
manager, "Some A-hole wants to buy a half a
head of lettuce." As he finished his sentence,
he turned to find the man standing right behind
him, so he added, "and this gentleman kindly
offered to buy the other half."
The manager approved the deal and the man went
on his way. Later the manager found the boy and
said "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?"
"Canada, sir," the boy replied.
"Well, why did you leave Canada?" the manager
The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing but whores and
hockey players up there."
"Really!" said the manager. "My wife is from Canada!"
The boy replied, "Really? Who did she play for?"