Animals : Saucy Art
A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a cat
lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store. He recognizes that
the saucer is extremely old and valuable. Thinking quickly he walks
casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars.
The storeowner replies, "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale."
"Please," the collector says, "I need a hungry cat around the house to
catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dollars for that cat."
"Sold!" the storeowner says, and hands over the cat.
The collector continues, "Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you
could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to it and it'll save me
from having to get a dish."
"Sorry buddy," the storeowner says, "but that's my lucky saucer. So far
this week I've sold sixty-eight cats!"