Al and Joe are bungee-jumping one day. Al says to Joe, "You
know, we could make a lot of money running our own
bungee-jumping service in Mexico." Joe thinks this is a great
idea, so they pool their money and buy everything they'll
need; a tower, an elastic cord, insurance, etc.
They travel to Mexico and begin to set up on the square. As
they are constructing the tower, a crowd begins to assemble.
Slowly, more and more people gather to watch them at work.
When they had finished, there was such a crowd they thought
it would be a good idea to give a demonstration.
So Al jumps. He bounces at the end of the cord, but when he
comes back up, Joe notices that he has a few cuts and
scratches. Unfortunately, Joe isn't able to catch him, and he
falls again, bounces and comes back up again. This time, he is
bruised and bleeding. Again Joe misses him. Al falls again
and bounces back up. This time he comes back pretty messed
up -- he's got a couple of broken bones and is almost
unconscious. Luckily, Joe finally catches him this time and
says, "What happened? Was the cord too long?"
Barely able to speak, Al gasps, "No, the bungee cord was fine,
it was the crowd. What the hell is a pinata?"