Just before closing on Friday evening, an obviously old fella goes into a reeeal fancy jewelery store with a 22 year old gal hangin' on his right arm, who looks like she just stepped out of the centerfold of Playboy. They go directly to the counter and the old fella summons the jeweler. He says to the jeweler, "I want something very special for my beautiful friend here. Do you think you have something very special to show her?" The jeweler says, "Why of course we have something very
special for your lovely lady sir!"
Instantly, the jeweler scoots off then quickly returns with a beautiful, one carat diamond ring. The young lady extends her hand and the jeweler slips the diamond ring on her finger. The girl oohs and aahs over the ring, cuddles the old fella, then gives him a big hug and kiss. "Oh thank you! It's soooo beautiful!", she says. The old fella asks the jeweler, "How much does that ring cost"? The jeweler replies, "The ring will cost you just 5000 dollars sir."
The old fella says to the girl, "Why my dear, it IS very nice, but I want something very special
for you!" He says to the jeweler, "My good man, I said "something special
"! Although this ring IS beautiful, it costs just a paltry 5000 dollars. Do you think you can find something much more special
for my beautiful friend?" The jeweler looks aghast, but says, "Why, 'er YES sir, I surely
can find something much more special
for the lovely young lady!".
The jeweler retrieves the rejected ring from the young lady and scurries quickly away, returning a few minutes later. This time he brings a large, beautiful, deep royal blue, velvet covered and crested ring box. He opens the ring box for the couple and in it is a stunning, bejeweled ring, encrusted with large diamonds, rubies, sporting tri-colored gold fixtures and a thick gold band! The young lady gazes upon the ring and almost swoons! She tugs the old fella close as the jeweler ceremoniously removes the ring from the case and slips it on her finger. She is truly awestruck, nearly breathless., She sees that the ring is indeed incomparable, breathtaking, heavy and glitters like the stars in the universe. She is speechless but turns and gives the old fella an even BIGger hug and showers his face and bald head with kisses, leaving a trail of deep red lipstick where her lips have touched!
The old fella asks the jeweler, "Sir, how much is this ring?" The jeweler says, "Sir, there is not another like it in the world, it is very
special indeed! The ring will cost you 55,000 dollars! The old fella says, "Sir, this is the special thing that I was looking for! Something as special as my beautiful friend here. I will take it!"
The jeweler says, "Very well sir, I can take your payment at the register." The old fella says, "Sir, I will pay with a check. I understand that we are dealing with a fair sum here, and that the bank is now closed. Therefore, I will leave my check with you, allowing you the opportunity to call the bank Monday morning to assure that the funds are available. We will return Monday and pick the ring up at about 4 PM." The jeweler says, "That will be fine sir!".
Bright and early Monday morning, the jeweler calls the bank to make sure the money is in the old fella's account. The bank teller says to the jeweler, "Sir, there is less than two dollars in that account!". Infuriated, the jeweler hangs up and immediately dials the phone number on the old fella's check! The old fella answers the phone, sounding sleepy and just awakened. The jeweler says, "Sir! There MUST be some mistake, that account has less than two dollars in it!" The old fella says, "Yeah I know, but you wouldn't believe the weekend that I just had!!"
One last trueism.... They don't know WHAT they want, but they know they want it ALL!