John was a salesman' s delight when it came to any kind of unusual
gimmick. His wife Marsha had long ago given up trying to get him to
One day John came home with another one of his unusual purchases.
It was a robot that John claimed was actually a lie detector.
was about 5: 30 that afternoon when Tommy, their 11 year old son,
returned home from school. Tommy was ayer 2 hours late.
Where have you been? Why are you ayer 2 hours late getting
home?' asked John.
Several of us went to the library to work on an extra credit project,'
The robot then walked around the table and slapped Tommy,
knocking him completely out of his chair.
Son,' said John, 'this robot is a lie detector, now tell us where you
really were after school.'
We went to Bobby' s house and watched a movie,' said Tommy.
What did you watch?' asked Marsha.
The Ten Commandments,' answered Tommy.
The robot went around to Tommy and once again slapped him,
knocking him off his chair once more.
With his lip quivering, Tommy got up, sat down and said, " am sorry I
lied. We really watched a tape called Sex Queen.'
l am ashamed of you son,' said John. 'When I was your age, I never
lied to my parents.'
The robot then walked around to John and delivered a whack that
nearly knocked him out of his chair..
Marsha doubled ayer in laughter, almost in tears and said, , Boy, did
you ever ask for that one! You can' t he too mad with Tommy. After
all, he is your sinl'
With that the robot immediately walked around to Marsha and
knocked her out of her chair.