A guy leaves his office on the way to the airport.
He's forgotten his watch and needs to know the time.
He spots a rather rumpled looking guy lugging two
heavy suitcases. "Could I trouble you for the time;
I'm due at O'Hare for a 2:30 flight." "It's 11:30," he
answers, putting the heavy suitcases down. "What's
your flight number?" "742." "Let me see," says the
rumpled guy, pushing a few buttons on the wristwatch.
"Flight 742 is running 30 minutes late, you'll have a
little turbulence over Des Moines, but then clear
skies to LA. And by the way, the weather in LA is 75
and sunny, barometric pressure 30.02 an rising.
Fiddling with a few more buttons, he says, "In case
you're interested, the Dow-Jones is up 75 points,
NASDAQ up 20. And if you're a betting man, the line on
the Rams just went to 9 "Wow," says the first guy,
"I've got to have that watch!" How does $5000 sound?"
"It's not for sale yet," he answers. I'm an inventor,
and I still have a few bugs to iron out. By the way,
it also has mini- TV receiver, cell phone, and
internet compatibility." "Amazing, says the first guy,
"Will you take $10,000?" "No," says the inventor "I've
got a few details to work out yet." "$25,000", says
the first guy, "I've got to have that watch!" The
inventor says, "For that price, I can hardly turn it
down. It's yours. I think you'll really enjoy the high
quality AM-FM receiver too." As the first guy strides
off to catch his cab to the airport, the inventor
points to the suitcases and hollers, "Hey, Mister,
Don't you want the batteries?"