The young greens produce assistant told him that they sold only whole cauliflowers.
The man persisted, and asked to see the manager; so the boy went to find him.
Walking into the stock room, unaware that the customer was following him, the boy said to his manager, “Some idiot out there wants to buy half a cauliflower.”
As he finished his sentence, he turned and was horrified to find the customer now standing right behind him so, quick as a flash, he added, “And this gentleman has kindly offered 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 you got yourself out of that situation earlier.
We like people here who think on their feet. Where are you from, son?” “Cardiff, sir,” the boy replied. “Why did you leave Cardiff?” the manager asked.
“Sir, there’s absolutely nothing there but prostitutes and rugby players,” the boy replied.
“Really?” said the manager, “My wife is from Cardiff.”
“Are you kidding!?” replied the boy. “What position did she play?”