Dr. LaBeaver while shopping at Wallen's IGA marveled
at the proprietor's quick wit and intelligence.
"Tell me, Mr. Edwards, what makes you so smart?"
"I wouldn't share my secret with just anyone," Mr. Edwards
replies, lowering his voice so the other shoppers won't
hear. "But since you're a good and faithful customer,
I'll let you in on it. Fish heads. You eat enough of them,
you'll be positively brilliant."
"You sell them here?" LaBeaver asks.
"Only $4 apiece," says Mr. Edwards.
LaBeaver buys three. A week later, he's back in the
store complaining that the fish heads were disgusting
and he isn't any smarter.
"You didn't eat enough, " says Mr. Edwards.
LaBeaver goes home with 20 more fish heads.
Two weeks later, he's back and this time he's really angry.
"Hey, Mr. Edwards," he says, "You're selling me fish heads
for $4 a piece when can buy the whole fish for $2. You're
ripping me off!"
"You see?" says Mr. Edwards. "You're smarter already."