A woman goes into Myers to buy a rod and reel for her grandson’s birthday.
It takes her 10 minutes to find out which floor she needs to go to and then another 10 minutes wandering around looking for the fishing section.
When she finally gets there there’s no-one to serve her.
Anyway to cut a long story short she doesn’t have a clue which rod to get so in the end she just grabs one and takes it over to the counter. The salesman is standing there, wearing dark shades.
She says, ‘Excuse me. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?’
He says, ‘Madam, I’m completely blind; but, if you’ll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound it makes.’ She doesn’t believe him but drops it on the counter anyway.
He says, ‘That’s a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel ND 10-lb test line. It’s a good all around combination, just the thing for your grandson and it’s on sale this week for $44.’
She says, ‘It’s amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I’ll take it!’
As she opens her purse, her Credit Card drops on the floor.
‘Oh, that sounds like a Westpac Visa card,’ he says.
As the lady bends down to pick up the card, she accidentally farts. At first she’s really embarrassed but then realizes there is no way the blind Salesman could tell it was her who’d farted.
The assistant rings up the sale and says, ‘That’ll be $57.50 please.’
The woman is totally confused by this and asks, ‘Didn’t you tell me the rod was on sale for $44. How did you get to $57.50?’
The assistant replies, ‘Indeed madam, $43 for the fishing rod, $11 for the Duck Caller and $3.50 for the bait.’