A man asked a waiter to take a bottle of Merlot
to an unusually attractive woman sitting alone at
a table in a cozy little restaurant.
So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman
and said, "This is from the gentleman who is seated
over there." and indicated the sender with a nod of
his head. She stared at the wine coolly for a few seconds, not looking at the man, then decided to send a reply to him by a note.
The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it
to the gentleman.
The note read: "For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank and 7 inches
in your pants."
After reading the note, the man decided to compose one of his own in return.
He folded the note, handed it to the waiter and instructed him to deliver it to the lady.
It read: "Just to let you know things aren't always what they appear to be,
I have a Ferrari Maranello, Bentley Convertible,
Mercedes SL600, and a Porsche Carrera 4
in several garages; I have beautiful homes in Aspen , Italy , South Florida and
a 10,000 acre ranch in California
There is over one hundred and sixty million dollars in my bank account and portfolio. But, not even for a woman as beautiful as you, would I cut off two inches. Just send the bottle back."