The Boy With No Ears
Three salesmen were driving cross country when their car broke down far from civilization. After walking for some distance they came to a farmhouse. They asked the farmer if there was a service station nearby.
He replied that there was one in town but that it wouldn’t be open until the next day. He offered to let them stay at his house that night, on one condition…”Don’t draw attention to my son, he’s very sensitive because he was born without any ears.”
After agreeing to his wishes the salesmen spent the night with the farmer. The next morning at the breakfast table the son noticed that the salesmen were staring at him. “What are you looking at?,” he demanded.
The first salesman replied, “I was looking at your beautiful smile, it’s important to take care of your teeth so you don’t have to wear dentures.”
The second salesman said, “I was looking at your thick curly hair, it’s important to take care of your hair so you don’t go bald and have to wear a wig.”
The third said, “I was looking at your clear blue eyes, it’s important to take care of your eyes,…Lord knows you can’t wear glasses.”
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