lady is giving a party for her granddaughter, and has gone all out. She had
a caterer, band, and a hired clown. Just before the party starts, two bums show
up looking for a handout. Feeling sorry for the bums, the woman tells them that
they can get a meal if they will chop some wood out back. Gratefully, they head
to the rear of the house. Guests arrive, and all is going well with the children
having a wonderful time. But the clown has not shown up, and finally, the clown
calls to report that he is stuck in traffic, and will probably not make the
party at all. The woman is very disappointed and unsuccessfully tries to entertain
the children herself. She happens to look out the window and sees one of the
bums doing cartwheels across the lawn. She watches in awe as he swings from
tree branches, does midair flips, and leaps high in the air. She speaks to the
other bum and says, "What your friend is doing is absolutely marvellous.
I have never seen such a thing. Do you think your friend would consider repeating
this performance for the children at the party? I would pay him !"
bum replies, "Well, I dunno. Let me ask him. Hey Willie! For , would
you chop off another toe?"