One of those physical fitness club franchises was preparing to enter the
international market. They placed ads in newspapers all over the county
people who could represent them on a tour. The ad said:
We're looking for five men in peak physical condition. Must be able to
speak Spanish, French, Chinese, or Japanese. Must be knowledgeable about
weights, aerobics, and at least two major sports.
The day after the ad appeared, a heavy man of about 70
appeared in the offices of the fitness club. "I'm here about the ad," he
The bronzed Adonis behind the desk looked surprised, but decided to be
polite. "Do you speak Spanish or French?" he asked.
"Nope," the old man said.
"No, both times."
"Know anything about weights or aerobic exercises?"
"Only that I wouldn't be caught dead with either one."
"How about sports?"
"I've never played anything more taxing than checkers."
"I see," the young man said. "Tell me something. Why did
you come here?"
"To tell you to count me out."