Hot summer night madness – what is a great deal?

Well, it is Saturday and the heat has probably gone to my head...so...what's the best and worst deal you've ever done in your life?  Here's an example of how what appears a great purchase can disappoint.

A tramp goes into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender says, "No way, pal. I don't think you can pay for it." "You're right," the tramp says. "I don't have any money, but if I show you something you haven't seen before, will you give me a drink?" "You have a deal, my friend," says the bartender. The guy reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the bar and it runs to the end of the bar, down the side of the bar, across the room, up the piano, onto the keyboard and starts playing Gershwin music. The hamster can really play... "You're right... I've never seen anything like that before," says the bartender. "That hamster is really gifted."

The tramp downs the drink and asks the bartender for another. "Will that be cash or another miracle, pal?" asks the bartender. "Watch this," comes the response.   Again, he reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog onto the bar, and the frog starts to sing. The frog has a marvellous voice and great pitch. A fine singer. A stranger from the other end of the bar runs over to the guy and offers him £300 for the frog. "It's a deal," says the tramp. He takes the three hundred and gives the stranger the frog. The stranger runs out of the bar. "Are you some kind of nut?" asks the bartender. "You sold a singing frog for £300? It could have been worth millions. You must be crazy."

"Nah," says the tramp. "The hamster's a ventriloquist."

Jokes with a procurement theme - there's an idea.  I promise to publish any (good ones) submitted!

In fact:  here's an impetuous offer.  A signed copy of my book for the best joke submitted with a procurement theme.  (I reserve the right not to award the prize if they're all c**p.)


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