A fifteen year-old boy came home with a new Chevrolet Avalanche and
his parents began to yell and scream, ‘Where did you get that
truck???!!!’ He calmly told them, ‘I bought it today.’
‘With what money?’ demanded his parents. They knew what a Chevrolet
‘Well, ‘ said the boy, ‘this one cost me just fifteen dollars.’ So
the parents began to yell even louder. ‘Who would sell a truck like
that for fifteen dollars?’ they said.
‘It was the lady up the street,’ said the boy. I don’t know her
name – they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked
me if I wanted to buy a Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars.’
‘Oh my Goodness!,’ moaned the mother, ‘she must be a child abuser.
Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see
what’s going on.’
So the boy’s father walked up the street to the house where the lady
lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting petunias! He
introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a
new Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why
she did it.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I
thought he was on a Business Trip, but learned from a friend he had
run off to Hawaii with his mistress and really doesn’t intend to come
back. He claimed he was stranded and needed cash, and asked me to
sell his new Chevrolet Avalanche and send him the money. So I did.’