Jackets and ties
A man is in the desert, dying of thirst. He comes across a jacket stand where he is greeted by a friendly salesperson. “We’re having a big sale today!” the salesperson says.
“Water,” the man murmurs.
“Sorry, we don’t have any water,” replies the salesperson, “but our jackets are 50% off!”
The man shakes his head and staggers on. He soon comes across a stand where a woman is selling ties. “I need water,” the man tells the lady. “I’m going to die if I don’t get some water.”
“We don’t have any water,” she says, “but we do have some fabulous ties on sale!” The man shakes his head and continues across the burning desert. He finally comes across an oasis with fountains of flowing water! He is stopped by a guard at the main gate.
“I’m sorry, Sir. You can’t come in. Jackets and ties are required.”
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