In the week before Labor Day, Eli, a dirt-poor country farmer won half a million dollars in the lottery. To celebrate, he treated his wife and their four kids to a trip to see the Labor Day parade in New York.
He booked them rooms in a fancy hotel in the heart of the city. They’d never been anywhere like New York before. In fact, they’d never traveled further afield than their local town, so when they got there they were completely bowled over by all the glitz, glamour and excitement of the Big Apple.
Eli and his son, Clem, were particularly mesmerized by a shiny box with silver walls in the hotel lobby. They’d never before come across doors that could move apart and then automatically close again, as neither had seen an elevator before. So they were totally amazed when a little old lady entered the shiny box and the doors closed on her. The lights on the wall by the doors flashed for a minute or so, then the doors opened and out stepped a beautiful young woman.
Eli turned to Clem and said, “Son, go get your mother.”