A real-estate agent was driving around with a new trainee
when she spotted a charming little farmhouse with a
hand-lettered “For Sale” sign out front.
After briskly introducing herself and her associate to the
startled occupant, the agent cruised from room to room,
opening closets and cupboards, testing faucets, and pointing
out where a “new light fixture here and a little paint
there” would help. Pleased with her assertiveness, the woman
was hopeful that the owner would offer her the listing.
“Ma’am,” the man said, “I appreciate the home-improvement
tips and all, but I think you read my sign wrong. It says,
‘HORSE for sale.'”