A man walked into the produce (foodstuff) section of a supermarket in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and asked to buy a half head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce. The man was insistent that the boy ask his manager about his request.
Walking into the back room, the boy said to the manager, “One idiot wan buy half head of lettuce.” As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the man standing right behind him, so he added, “but this Oga here don kindly agree to buy the other half.” The manager approved the deal and the man went on his way.
Later the manager said to the boy, “I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier today, we like people who think on their feet here”. “Where are you from, son?”
“Warri, sir.” the boy replied.
“Well, why did you leave Warri?” the manager asked.
The boy said, “Oga, nothing dey there apart from ashawo* and footballers”.
“Really?” said the manager. “My wife is from Warri.”
“Really?” replied the boy. “Which club she been dey play for?
*ashawo = Prostitutes