A man walks into a bar. “Hey, barman, I’m a bit strapped for cash. If I show you something truly amazing, will you give me a free beer?”
“Everybody tries that one on and I’ve seen it all,” says the barman. “But you’re certainly welcome to try me.”
The man reaches in his pocket and takes out a frog and a tiny piano and sets them on the bar. The frog begins to play the piano so beautifully that it brings a tear to the barman’s eye.
“I have to admit, that was pretty amazing,” says the barman, wiping his eye. “Here’s your free beer.”
A few minutes pass, and the man finishes the beer while the frog continues to play.
“Barman, I could use another beer. If I show you something even more amazing, can I drink for free all night?”
“You’re pushing your luck,” says the barman. “This had better be good.”
The man takes a hamster from his pocket, sets it next to the piano, and it begins to sing while the frog plays the piano!
“Well, bugger me, that’s a hell of a show,” says the barman. “You can drink all night for free.”
Meanwhile, another customer sidles up and sits next to him.
“Say, pal,” he says. “I’ll give you fifty quid for that there hamster.”
“Sure, it’s a deal,” he replies.
The money changes hands and the customer leaves with the hamster.
The barman says: “Are you mad? You just sold a singing hamster for fifty quid. You could have a lifetime of free beer with that thing!”
“Nah, don’t worry about it,” says the man. “The frog is a ventriloquist.”