The Quarter

Kirk Reiser kirk at
Tue May 27 11:48:51 EDT 2003

A dad walks into a market with his young son. The kid is holding a quarter.

Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face. The dad realizes
the boy has swallowed the quarter and starts panicking, shouting for help.

A well dressed, attractive, but serious looking woman in a blue business
suit is sitting at a coffee bar in the market reading her newspaper and
sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts
her coffee cup down on the saucer, neatly folds the newspaper and places it
on the counter, gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried, across
the market.

Reaching the boy, the woman carefully takes hold of the boy's testicles and
starts to squeeze, gently at first and then ever more firmly. After a few
seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the quarter, which the
woman deftly catches in her free hand. Releasing the boy, the woman hands
the coin to the father and walks back to her seat in the coffee bar without
saying a word.

As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no lasting ill effects, the
father rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, "I've never
seen anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are you a

"No," the woman replies. ."I work for Revenue Canada".

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