Sales Pitch

A real estate agent was trying to sell a summerhouse to a man. The agent said, “This home is really something special. Look at how close it is to the river. It is almost as if you are right on the river. If you want the best, this is the home to buy.”

“Well,” said the man, “what’s so good about being near the river?”

“What’s so good!” the agent exclaimed. “I don’t even know where to begin. You will have a magnificent view of the river. Your whole family can bathe and swim in it. You can wash your laundry in it. You can fish in it. And you can row in it!”

The man countered, “But what if the river starts flowing too high, and washes away the house?”

“What are you talking about!” the agent quickly answered. “I mean, just look at how far this house is from the river!”