A man in Newcastle walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy working in that section told the man that they only sold whole heads of lettuce.
The man was insistent that the boy ask the manager about the matter.
Walking into the back room the boy asked the manager,
“Some old bastard outside wants to buy half a head of lettuce”
As he finished his sentence he turned around to find that the man had followed and was standing right behind him, so the boy quickly added ” However this gentleman wishes 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 that you got yourself out of that situation, we like people that can think on their feet here, where are you from son?”
“New Zealand Sir” the boy replied.
“Why did you leave New Zealand?” the manager asked.
The boy said, “Sir, there’s nothing but prostitutes and rugby players there”
“Is that right?” said the manager “My wife is from New Zealand!”
“Really?” replied the boy “Who did she play for?”