Thursday, September 16, 2010

Double Steal

So if you're one of those people who enjoy shopping online, this may be for you.

I saw on Facebook a link to something called The Invisible Hand. It's a free download that works behind the scenes of your web browser. Whenever you are on a site where an item is for sale, it automatically - and invisibly - checks other websites carrying that item, and alerts you to any of them that might have what you're looking for at a lower price.


After shopping for most of the day, a couple returns to the parking lot only to find that their car has been stolen. They return to the mall office to report the theft. When the police arrive, they head back to the parking lot to show the officer where they were parked ... only to find, much to their amazement, that their car has been returned!

There was an envelope on the windshield with a note and two tickets to a concert that evening featuring a popular singer. The note read, "I apologize for taking your car, but my wife was having a baby and we don't have one. So I hot-wired your ignition and rushed her to the hospital. Please forgive this terrible inconvenience. Here are two tickets for that big concert tonight. I hope this will, in some way, make it up to you."

Their faith in humanity restored, the couple attend the concert and return home late. There, they discover that their house has been robbed. Every valuable in the home has been taken, from basement to attic.

On the back door they find another note. This one reads, "Hey, new babies are expensive! At least you still have your car!"

[selected from Jokes Central]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly." (Proverbs 17:12)


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