So a businessman went to a strange town as he was to be the guest speaker at a business meeting.
When he arrived at his motel, he found that he had a few hours to spare before the meeting, so he got the directions to a nearby golf course from the motel clerk.
While he was playing on the front nine, he ended up thinking about his upcoming speech and completely lost track as to where he was on the golf course.
Looking around him, he saw a lady who was playing the hole ahead of him.
He walked up to her, explained the situation and asked her if she knew what hole he was playing.
She replied, “Sure. I’m on the 7th hole and you are a hole behind me, so you must be on the 6th hole”.
He thanked her and went back to his golf game and on the back nine, the same thing happened again.
So, he approached the lady again with the same request.
She said, “I’m on the 14th hole, you are a hole behind me, so you must be on the 13th”.
Once again he thanked her for her help and returned to his play.
He eventually finished his round and went into the clubhouse, where he saw the lady sitting at the end of the bar.
He asked the bartender if he knew the lady.
The bartender said that she worked in sales and played the golf course quite often.
He went up to her her at the bar and said, “Let me buy you a drink in appreciation for your help. I understand you are in the sales profession. I’m in sales also. What do you sell?”
She replied with a huge grin on her face, “If I told you what I sell, you would only laugh”.
“No I wouldn’t”, he said to her.
“Well if you must know”, she answered, “I sell sanitary towels”.
Hearing that, the man burst out laughing.
She said to him angrily, “See I knew you would laugh”.
“That’s not what I’m laughing at”, the man replied, “You see, I’m a toilet paper salesman, so I’m still a hole behind you!”
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