Haggling Over Price
The story is told of beautiful young lady that was catching a flight home after a long day. Shortly after the seatbelt sign flickered off a sharp-looking businessman stopped at her aisle and began speaking to her. Quickly taking off her headphones she said: “I’m sorry, what was that?”
The gentleman said: “I’m sorry to bother you, but I was just on my way to the bathroom and noticed how beautiful you are and I’d never forgive myself if I walked past without saying anything.”
Not used to such a direct compliment the young lady blushed and mumbled a thanks. The gentleman continued, “I know we have no history together, but I was wondering if you would grant me the pleasure of sleeping with you tonight in my hotel for 1 million dollars?”
Unsure if to take gentleman seriously, she repeated the figure slowly and the man nodded his head and reassured her that it is only for one night.
She agreed. He thanked her, continued to the bathroom and then returned to his seat giving her a wink as he passed by.
As the plane began its descent into the city the young lady sat looking out at the nightscape daydreaming about the near future when the businessman returned.
“Sorry to bother you again, but I just wanted to admit that I don’t really have a million dollars. Actually I only have $150. Would you still sleep with me?”
Absolutely outraged, the woman retorted, “Excuse me! What kind of woman do you think I am?”
Not missing a beat the businessman replied: “We have already established that, all we are doing now is haggling over price.”