A little old woman answered a knock on the door one day, only to be
confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
“Good morning,” said the young man. “If I could take a couple of
minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest
in high-powered vacuum cleaners.
“Go away!” said the old woman. “I haven’t got any money!” and she
proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed
it wide open.
“Don’t be too hasty!” he said.
“Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.”
In addition, with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto
her hallway carpet.
“If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure
from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.”
The old woman stepped back and said, “Well I hope you’ve got a darned
good appetite, because they cut off my electricity this morning.”