A woman goes into a furniture store owned by a very shrewd businessman.
She picks out a lamp that she likes and brings it to the counter.
She finds out the price is $69.95 and says, “What? Down the street at Goldstein’s these are only $49.95!”
The owner asks why she doesn’t buy it from Goldstein’s.
The woman replies, “because they just ran out of them”.
The owner then says, “Ha! When I’m out of them, they’re only $29.95!”
A father and son went fishing one day.
After a couple hours out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He asked his father, “How does this boat float?”
The father thought for a moment, then replied, “Don’t rightly know, son.”
The boy returned to his contemplation, then turned back to his father, “How do fish breathe underwater?”
Once again the father replied, “Don’t rightly know, son.”
A little later the boy asked his father, “Why is the sky blue?”
Again, the father replied. “Don’t rightly know, son.”
Worried he was going to annoy his father, he says, “Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?”
“Of course not son. If you don’t ask questions, you’ll never learn anything!”