A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the
beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was
at the beach pretty much every day.
She wasn’t unusual, nor was the travel bag she
carried, except for one thing; she would approach people
who were sitting on the beach, glance around furtively,
then speak to them.
Generally the people would respond negatively and she
would wander off, but occasionally someone would nod and
there would be a quick exchange of money and something she
carried in her bag.
The couple assumed she was selling drugs, and debated
calling the cops, but since they didn’t know for sure they
just continued to watch her.
After a couple of weeks the wife said, “Honey, have
you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom
boxes and other electronic devices?”
He hadn’t, and said so.
Then she said, “Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and
our big radio and go lie ! out on the beach. Then we can find out
what she’s really doing.”
Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost
hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk
to her husband and then leave. The man walked up the beach and
met his wife at the road.
Well, Is she selling drugs?” she asked excitedly.
“No, she’s not,” he said, enjoying this probably more
than he should have.
“Well, What is it, then? What does she do?” his wife
The man grinned and said, “She’s a battery salesperson.”
“Batteries?” cried the wife.
“Yes,” he replied.
She sells C cells by the sea shore !!