Young Boy Makes A Tough Deal With Man In Tricky Situation


We frequently underestimate the cleverness of youngsters. Unlike adults, children are often keenly aware of their advantageous position in a situation and don't hesitate to leverage it. Their ability to quickly analyze a scenario and make swift decisions is a skill that many business school graduates strive to hone over years. While children are undeniably innocent, they can also exhibit a certain level of ruthlessness. Consider the case of a young boy in the following anecdote, who stumbled upon a man facing a rather "compromised" predicament and saw an opportunity to cash in!

A stay-at-home mom finds a daytime paramour while her husband is at the office, completely unaware that her 9-year-old son was secretly tucked away in the closet. With her husband's unexpected return, she swiftly stashes her lover in the closet to avoid detection.

The young boy now has some company.

Boy: "Dark in here."

Man: "Yes it is."

Boy: "I have a baseball."

Man: "That's nice."

Boy: "Want to buy it?"

Man: "No, thanks."

Boy: "My dad's outside."

Man: "OK, how much?"

Boy: "£250."

Over the upcoming weeks, a similar situation unfolds once more, with the boy and the mother's companion finding themselves together in the closet once again.

Boy: "Dark in here."

Man: "Yes, it is."

Boy: "I have a baseball glove."

Man: "That's nice."

Boy: "Want to buy it?"

Man: "No, thanks."

Boy: "I'll tell."

Man: "How much?"

Boy: "£750."

Man: "Fine."

After a couple of days, the father addresses the boy, saying,

"Grab your glove. Let's go outside and toss the baseball!"

The boy says, "I can't. I sold them."

The father asks, "How much did you sell them for?"

The son says, "£1,000."

The father says, "That's terrible to over-charge your friends like that. That is way more than those two things cost. I'm going to take you to church and make you confess."

They attend church, and the father discreetly informs the priest, arranging for the young boy to sit inside the confession booth and then shutting the door.

The boy says, "Dark in here."

The priest says:

"Don't start that rubbish again!!"