How to buy a present?
It was the International Women’s Day. A man walked into a department store and told an assistant he would like to buy a present for his wife. "Certainly, sir," replied the assistant.
"Perhaps a dress or a blouse?"
"Anything," said the man.
"And in what colour?"
"It doesn’t matter."
Seeing the assistant s confusion, the man explained that whenever he bought his wife something she would always take it back to the shop and exchange it.
"Why don’t you get a gift voucher instead?" the assistant asked him.
"Oh no," said the man. "That would be too impersonal."
By: Christina Baker