Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Faster than a Moped

After an exceptionally good year, a young accountant goes out and buys the best car on the market, a brand new Saab Aero X. It is a limited edition prototype which costs him $1,000,000. He takes it out for a spin and stops at a red light. An old man on a Moped, looking about 100 years old, pulls up next to him.

The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, "What kind of car ya got there, sonny?"

The young man replies, "A Saab Aero X and it cost me a million dollars!"

"That's a lot of money," says the old man. "Why does it cost so much?"

"Because this car has a specially designed pop-up windshield and doors, runs on E-85 fuel, and can do up to 320 miles an hour!" states the driver proudly.

The Moped driver asks, "Mind if I take a look inside?"

"No problem," replies the young accountant as he presses the canopy release button.

Once the top and doors have been raised, the old man pokes his head in and looks around. Then, sitting back on his Moped, he says, "That's a pretty nice car, all right, but I'll stick with my Moped!"

When then the light changes, the young man decides to show the old man just what his car can do. Giving the moped a head start, he lowers the canopy and then floors the accelerator. Within 30 seconds, the speedometer reads 180 mph! Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer! He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly WHHHOOOOOOSSSSSHHH! Something whips by him going much faster!

"What on earth could be going faster than my Saab?" he asks himself.

He floors the accelerator and takes the car up to 265 mph. Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it's the old man on the Moped! Amazed that the Moped could pass his Saab, he gives it more gas and passes the moped at 290 mph.

WHOOOOOOOSHHHHH! He's feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!

Astounded by the speed of his old guy, he floors the gas pedal and takes the Saab all the way up to 320 mph. Not ten seconds later, he sees the Moped bearing down on him again! But the Aero X can go no faster, and there's nothing he can do!

Suddenly, the Moped plows into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. The young accountant stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive. He runs over to the mangled old man and says, "Is there anything I can do for you?"

"Yes," the old man whispers. "Unhook ... my suspenders ... from your ... side view ... mirror."

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