comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He's got two large bags over
his shoulders. The guard stops him and says, "What's in the bags?"
guard says, "We'll just see about that - get off the bike!"
guard takes the bags and rips them apart; he empties them out and finds nothing
in them but sand. He detains Juan overnight and has the sand analyzed, only
to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the bags. The guard releases
Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hefts them onto the man's shoulders, and
lets him cross the border. The next day, the same thing happens.
guard asks, "What have you got?"
guard does his thorough examination and discovers that the bags contain nothing
but sand. He gives the sand back to Juan, and Juan crosses the border on his
bicycle. This sequence of events is repeated every day for a year. Finally,
Juan doesn't show up one day and the guard meets him in a Cantina in Mexico.
Buddy," says the guard, "I know you are smuggling something. It's
driving me crazy. It's all I think about..... I can't sleep. Just between you
and me, what are you smuggling?"
sips his beer and says, "Bicycles."