"Hello there," said the vacuum cleaner salesman to the little girl who answered the door.
"Would you like to buy a vacuum cleaner? Watch this!"
Pushing his way into the house, the salesman proceeded to dump a pile of lint and coffee grounds out onto the shag carpet.
"If this vacuum doesn't clean this mess right up," he boasted with a big smile, "why...I'll eat it right up."
At this, the little girl turned and left the room.
"Where are you going, kid?" called the salesman. "To find your mom?"
"Nope," answered the little girl from the doorway, "I'm getting a plate and a spoon... 'cause we don't have any electricity!"