So this lady is giving a party for her grand daughter, and has gone all
out: caterer, band, and a hired clown. Just before the party starts, two bums
show up looking for a handout. Feeling sorry for the bums, the woman tells
them that they can get a meal if they will chop some wood out back.
Gratefully, they head to the rear of the house.
Guests arrive, and all is going well with the children having a wonderful
time. But the clown has not shown up, and finally, the clown calls to report
that he is stuck in traffic, and will probably not make the party at all.
The woman is very disappointed and unsuccessfully tries to entertain the
children herself. She happens to look out the window and sees one of the bums
doing cartwheels across the lawn. She watches in awe as he swings from tree
branches, does midair flips, and leaps high in the air.
She speaks to the other bum and says, "What your friend is doing is
absolutely marvelous. I have never seen such a thing. Do you think your
friend would consider repeating this performance for the children at the
party? I would pay him $50!"
Other bum says, "Well, I dunno. Let me ask him. HEY WILLIE! FOR $50,
WOULD YOU CHOP OFF ANOTHER TOE?"