Bill’s shed burned down, and his wife Polly called the insurance company.
Polly told the insurance company, “We had that barn insured for fifty thousand, and I want my money.”
The agent replied, “Hold on just a minute, Polly.
Insurance doesn’t work quite like that. We will ascertain the value of what was insured and provide you with a new shed of comparable worth.”
There was a long pause before Polly replied, “Then I’d like to cancel the policy on my husband.”
A fisherman from the city was out fishing on a lake in a small boat. He noticed another man in a small boat open his tackle box and take out a mirror. Being curious, the man rowed over and asked, “What is the mirror for”?
“That’s my secret way to catch fish,” said the other man. “Shine the mirror on the top of the water. The fish notice the spot of sun on the water above and they swim to the surface. Then I just reach down and net them and pull them into the boat.”
“Wow! Does that really work”?
“You bet it does.”
“Would you be interested in selling that mirror? I’ll give you R 250 for it.”
After the money was transferred, the city fisherman asked, “By the way, how many fish have you caught this week”?
“You’re the sixth,” he said.
“George is so forgetful,” the sales manager complained to his secretary. “It’s a wonder he can sell anything. I asked him to pick me up some sandwiches on his way back from lunch and I’m not sure he’ll even remember to come back.”
Just then, the door flew open and in bounced George.
“You’ll never guess what happened!” he shouted. “While I was at lunch, I met old Mr Brown, who hasn’t bought anything from us for five years. Well, we got to talking and he gave me this half-million rand order!”
“See,” sighed the sales manager to his secretary. “I told you he’d forget the sandwiches.”