The good lights

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - PUNCHLINES - Laugh Lines is compiled from var­i­ous sources, in­clud­ing reader sub­mis­sions and web­sites. Ori­gins are in­cluded when known.

A cus­tomer walked into the store look­ing for Christ­mas lights. The clerk showed her their top brand, but — want­ing to make sure each bulb worked — she asked him to take the lights out of the box and plug them in.

He did, and each one lit up. “Great,” she said. The clerk care­fully placed the string of lights back in the box. But as he handed them to her, she looked alarmed. “I don’t want this box,” she said. “It’s been opened.”

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