.Boys and their toys
A little boy gets £10 for his birthday and rushes down to the Sport Shop to
buy the new football he has been desperate for. He gets a ball down from the
rack and gives the shop-keeper his 10. "Sorry son !!" explains the
shopkeeper. "This ball costs £20, but you've only got £10".
Thinking quickly, the boy looks up at the different club footballs on the rack
and says: "Ok. If you blindfold me and I guess which club's crest is on
the ball, will you let me have the ball for 10?"
The shopkeeper decides
to humour the boy. He agrees to the lad's proposal, and so he blindfolds the
First up he gives the boy an Arsenal ball. "OK," says the boy,
placing his ear to the ball, "I can hear the blasting sound of two cannons.
This must be an Arsenal ball!" "That was a lucky guess,"
exclaimed the shopkeeper, "Let's try another one!"... and he hands
him a Millwall ball. "OK," says the boy, placing his ear to the ball
again, "I can hear a pack of rampant Lions. It must be a Millwall
"Blimey!" says the shopkeeper. "If you get the next one right
I'll let you have the ball for nothing..." and with that he passes him
another ball. Again the boy puts the ball to his ear and after a few moments he
exclaims "That's a Tottenham Hotspur ball!". "How on earth
did you get that one? I suppose you heard a cockerel crowing!!"
"No..." said the boy. "It's going down!"