A man went into a Birmingham supermarket and tried to buy half a cauliflower. The young greens produce assistant told him that they sold only whole cauliflowers.
The man persisted, and asked to see the manager, and the boy went to find him.
Walking into the stock room, the boy said to his manager, “Some guy out there wants to buy half a cauliflower.”
As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the customer standing right behind him, so he added, “And this gentleman has kindly offered to buy the other half.”
The manager approved the deal, and the man went on his way. Later the manager said to the boy, “I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people here who think on their feet. Where are you from, son?”
“Cardiff, sir,” the boy replied.
“Why did you leave Cardiff?” the manager asked.
The boy said, “Sir, there’s nothing there but prostitutes and rugby players.”
“Really?” said the manager. “My wife is from Cardiff.”
“You’re kidding?” replied the boy. “What position did she play?”