A young boy was working in the produce section of a supermarket when a man came in and asked if he could purchase half a head of lettuce. The boy replied that they only sold whole heads of lettuce, but the man responded by saying that he only needed half a head, not a full one. The boy then went to his manager and asked what he should do next.
Walking into the back room he said to his manager, “there is some jerk out there who wants to buy only a half a head of lettuce.” As soon as he finished speaking, the boy turned around and saw the man was right behind him, so he hastily added, “…and this gentleman wants to buy the other half.” The manager said that it would be alright for him to buy half, so the man did so and left.
Later in the day, the manager called the boy into his office and said, “you almost got yourself in a lot of trouble earlier, but I must say I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of it. You think on your feet and we like that around here. Where are you from, son?”
“Canada, sir,” the young boy replied.
“Oh really? Why did you leave Canada?” the manager asked.
“They’re all just prostitutes and hockey players up there,” the boy said.
“My wife is from Canada!” the manager explained.
The boy immediately responded, “Really! What team did she play for?”