Although we frequently perceive children as being youthful, gullible, and naïve, in some ways this just serves to heighten their appeal. We find that to be admirable about them, and on occasion, it can even result in amusing circumstances. That was the situation with this joke about a barber picking on a little kid. You will be laughing aloud when you see the barber’s comeback, even if it looks like he is losing.
A boy who appeared to be impoverished, with a limp and only wearing filthy clothes, walked into a packed salon one day. The barber leaned down to whisper in the ear of one of his clients as he was doing this.
He said: “That kid is the most stupid child in the whole city! Just wait, I’ll show you.”
The hairdresser retrieved a note from his pocket, one worth $100. In the other hand, he held two single dollar bills.
He then said to the boy: “Here, boy, pick a hand. Which one do you want?”
The youngster judged both hands carefully, before settling on the two dollar bills.
“Haha, what did I tell you?” the barber laughed. He turned and gave his customer a broad smile as the boy left.
“That idiot never learns.”
A short while later, the customer left the shop and went out into the street.
There, he spotted the kid sitting in an ice-cream shop just down the road.
Thinking something wasn’t quite right, the customer entered the ice cream parlour and said: “Hello, young man, I have a question for you. Why do you always take the dollar bills and not the $100?”
The boy took a break from enjoying his ice cream, sat up straight with a smile on his face and replied: “The day I take the $100 is the day this game ends.”