Sands And Pebbles In Two Begs
Veron comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle.
He’s got two large bags over his shoulders.
The guard stops him and says, “What’s in the bags?”
“Sand and pebbles,” answered Juan.
The guard says, “We’ll just see about that. Get off the bike!”
The guard takes the bags and rips them apart, he empties them out and finds nothing in them but sand and pebbles.
He detains Veron overnight and has the sand and pebbles analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand and pebbles in two bags.
The guard releases Veron, puts the sand and pebbles into new bags, hefts them onto the man’s shoulders, and lets him cross the border.
The next day, the same thing happens.
The guard asks, “What have you got?”
“Sand and pebbles,”replies Veron.
The guard does his thorough examination and discovers that the bags contain nothing but sand and pebbles.
He gives the sand back to Veron, and Veron crosses the border on his bicycle.
This sequence of events is repeated every day for six months.
Finally, Veron doesn’t show up one day and the guard meets him in a Cantina in Mexico.
“Hey, Buddy,” says the guard, “I know you are smuggling something. It makes me crazy. It’s all I think about… I can’t sleep. Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?”
Veron sips his tequila and says, “Bicycles.”