Bride Selection

A marriage broker was trying to arrange a match between a businessman and a beautiful young girl. But the businessman was very cagey. “Before I buy goods,” the businessman said, “I look over samples, and before I get married I must also have a sample.”

“But good heavens, man, you can’t ask a respectable girl for a thing like that!” the broker replied.

“Sorry,” insisted the other, “I am strictly business and I want it done in my way or not at all.” The broker went off in despair to talk with the girl. “I have got you a fine fellow,” he said, “with lots of money. But strictly business he is, and he don’t do nothing blind. He must have a sample.”

“Listen,” said the girl. “I am as smart in business as he is. Samples I won’t give him — references I will!”