A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One
summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach pretty much every day.
She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one
thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance
around furtively, then speak to them.
Generally the people would respond negatively and she would wander
off, but occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick
exchange of money and something she carried in her bag.
The couple assumed she was selling drugs, and debated calling the
cops, but since they didn't know for sure they just continued to watch
After a couple of weeks the wife said, "Honey, have you ever noticed
that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic
He hadn't, and said so.
Then she said, "Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio
and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she's really
Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost
hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to
her husband and then leave. The man walked up the beach and met his
wife at the road.
Well, Is she selling drugs?" she asked excitedly.
"No, she's not," he said, enjoying this probably more than he should
"Well, What is it, then? What does she do?" his wife fairly shrieked.
The man grinned and said, "She's a battery salesperson."
"Batteries?" cried the wife.
"Yes," he replied.
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"She sells C cells by the sea shore."