I asked a waiter to take a bottle of Merlot to an
unusually attractive woman sitting alone at a table in a
cosy little restaurant.
So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, ‘This is from the
gentleman who is seated over there’….. and indicated me
with a nod of his head.
She stared at the wine coolly for a few seconds, not looking
at me, then decided to send a reply by a
note. The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a
response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the me.
The note read: ‘For me to accept this bottle, you
need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million
dollars in the bank, and 7 inches in your
After reading the note, I decided to compose one of my own in
return. I folded the note, handed it to the waiter and
instructed him to deliver it to the lady.
‘Just to let you know things aren’t always what they appear to
be. I have a Ferrari Maranello, BMW Z8, Mercedes CL600,
and a Porsche Turbo in my several garages; I have
beautiful homes in Aspen and Miami , and a 10,000 acre
ranch in Louisiana . There is over twenty million
dollars in my bank account and portfolio. But, not even
for a woman as beautiful as you, would I cut off three
inches. Just send the wine back.’