One time a fellow from the city was driving through the countryside. When he saw three boys sitting on a porch, he stopped to ask directions.
He noticed that one of the boys was rolling a large watermelon back and forth with his toe. Intending to amuse himself at their expense, he said, “I will give ten dollars to the fellow who can eat that whole watermelon.”
One boy said, “ I’d like to try. Will you wait here for a few minutes?”
The city fellow said, “Sure.”
The boy went around behind the house for a few minutes and returned. “I’m ready now.” he said, and ate the whole melon.
The city fellow was stunned as he gave up his ten dollars. He asked, “I have to know, what did you do while you were gone?”
The boy told him, “I wasn’t sure I could eat it, and since we have another one out back about that same size, I went to eat it, to see if I could.” Continue reading