Monday, June 21, 2021
A man was walking down the street with two suitcases when a stranger came up and asked, "Have you got the time?"
The man put down the suitcases, looked at his wristwatch, and said, "It's exactly five forty-six and fifty-point-six seconds, and the barometric pressure is 30.06 and rising, and if you'd like to see where we are by satellite positioning, I can show you that, too, or get onto the Internet, check your e-mail, make a long-distance call, or send a fax. It's also a pager, it plays recorded books, and it receives FM."
The stranger said, "That's amazing. I've got to have that watch. I'll pay you."
The guy said, "Oh, no, it's not ready for sale yet. I'm the inventor. I'm still working out the bugs."
The stranger offered him ten thousand, fifteen, twenty---finally the guy sold it for twenty-five thousand. He took the watch off his wrist, the stranger walked away with it. The guy held up the suitcases and called, "Don't you want the batteries?"