A young boy, about eight years old, was at the corner "Mom & Pop"
grocery picking out a pretty good size box of laundry detergent. The
grocer walked over, and, trying to be friendly, asked the boy if he
had a lot of laundry to do.
"Oh, no laundry," the boy said, "I'm going to wash my dog." "But you
shouldn't use this to wash your dog. It's very powerful and if you
wash your dog in this, he'll get sick. In fact, it might even kill him."
But the boy was not to be stopped and carried the detergent to the
counter and paid for it, even as the grocer still tried to talk him out of
washing his dog.
About a week later the boy was back in the store to buy some candy.
The grocer asked the boy how his dog was doing. "Oh, he died," the
The grocer, trying not to be an "I-told-you-so", said he was sorry the
dog died but added, "I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on
"Well, the boy replied, "I don't think it was the detergent that killed
him." "Oh? What was it then?"
"I think it was the spin cycle!"