A little boy went into a drug store, asked the store-owner for a change to use the phone in the store.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation.
Boy: “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?”
Woman (at the other end of the phone): “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”
Boy: “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”
Woman: “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.”
Boy (with more perseverance): “Lady, I’ll even sweep your house and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in town.”
Woman: “No, thank you.”
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store-owner: “Son … I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy: “No thanks.”
Store Owner: “But you were just pleading for one.”
Boy: “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to.”