Hey now my Ripley’s Believe It Or Not pals. Everyone doing well?Have you heard any jokes about a bookie? No? Soon you won’t be able to say that anymore. Check it out.Rosie the Bookie was looking to hire a couple of guys for this and that and to take care of some collections. She wanted level headed guys who knew how to get the gamblers to settle their tabs without being abusive to them. Here’s where it gets interesting.She’d heard about this new ultra high tech company that produces automated robots that supposedly can be programmed for any and all tasks. They got good reviews in the science journals and the price seemed reasonable so she thought she’d give it a shot. When the robots arrived she put them to work doing some driving and even had them do a couple of collections. They performed better than she could have imagined. BUT at the end of the month a bill came in the mail. Rosie was shocked to find it was ten times what was quoted! Furious, she put a call through to the company and demanded an explanation.A company rep said, “Madame, it was mentioned in the fine print. It’s written right on the bottom of one of the robot’s feet.” Rosie had one of the robots sit down and lift its foot. Sure enough, in bold black writing, there it was! “Batteries Not Included.”
OUCH! I wasn’t watching the clock but that’s got to be my time so off I go. Silver. Out!