My wife Carol and I were visiting her 95-year-old grandfather when he asked us to take him to buy a new hat.
Carol took me aside. “I’m worried that he doesn’t have enough money, and he’ll be very embarrassed, " she said. So I asked the salesperson to tell my wife’s grandfather that whichever hat he chose cost $15.
I would pay the difference.
Grandpa picked out a $60 hat and was charged $15.
After he left, I paid the other $45.
Later he said, “What a bargain! The last one I bought there cost me $100.
Hats And Monkeys
There was once a hat-seller who passed by a forest on his way back from the market. The weather was very hot and so he decided to take a nap under one of the trees, so he left his whole basket of hats by the side.
A few hours later, he was woken up by some sounds. The next thing he realized was that all his hats were gone. He heard some monkeys on the tree and he looked up. To his surprise, the tree was full of monkeys and they had taken all his hats.
The hat-seller sat down and thought of how he could get the hats down. He thought and thought and started scratching his head. The next moment, he realized that the monkeys were doing the same action.
Next, he took down his own hat and saw the monkeys do exactly the same. An idea came to him, he took his hat and threw it on the floor and the monkeys did that too.
So he finally managed to get all his hats back. If you think you have read this before ..., read on!!!
Fifty years later, his grandson, Jack, also became a hat-seller and had heard this monkey story from his grandfather.
One day, just like his grandfather, he passed by the same forest, it was very hot, and he took a nap under the same tree and left the hats on the floor. He woke up and realized that all his hats were gone. He looked up and realized that the monkeys had taken all the hats.
He remembered his grandfather's words, started scratching his head and the monkeys followed.
He took down his hat and fanned himself and again the monkeys followed. Now, very convinced of his grandfather's idea, Jack threw his hat on the floor but to his surprise, the monkeys still hold on to all the hats.
Then one monkey climbed down the tree, grabbed the hat on the floor, gave him a slap and said "You think only you have a grandfather ..."
The Felt Hat
A man wearing a felt hat was walking under the broiling sun of midsummer. When he came upon a tall tree by the roadside, he decided to take a rest under its leafy shade. Taking off his felt hat and fanning himself with it, he said: "Thanks to this felt hat. I would have had a heatstroke without it."
The Huge Wave
A young boy and his doting grandmother were walking along the sea shore when a huge wave appeared out of nowhere, sweeping the child out to sea. The horrified woman fell to her knees, raised her eyes to the heavens and begged the Lord to return her beloved grandson. And, another wave reared up and deposited the stunned child on the sand. The grandmother looked the boy over carefully. He was fine.
But still she stared up angrily toward the heavens. "When we came," she snapped indignantly, "he had a hat!"
What Is Your Name?
A man was walking down the street and he met a small boy. The man asked what was his name.
The boy replied, 'six and seven-eighths.'
The man asked him why his parents had given him such a strange name, and he replied, 'they just picked it out of a hat.'