The 5th-grade class filed in Monday morning. Their weekend assignment was to sell something and then explain how they sold it.
Sally led off. “I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30,” she said proudly, “I was able to sell it because people wanted to donate to my group.”
“Very good”, said the teacher.
Debbie was next. “I sold magazines” she said, “I made $45 because I told them that magazines would keep them up on current events.”
“Very good, Debbie”, said the teacher.
Eventually it was Johnny’s turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom.
“$2,467,” he said.
“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?”
“Toothbrushes,” said Little Johnny.
“Toothbrushes”, echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”
“I found the busiest corner in town”, said Little Johnny, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample. They all said the same thing, ‘Hey, this tastes like dog poop!’ Then I would say, ‘It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?'”