A man passed a shop, where he saw a sign, “Magic Vulture for Sale”.
Curious, the man walked into the shop and asked about the bird.
The salesman replied, “This vulture has special powers. Whenever you go shopping, bring it along, and the cashier will give you 90% off!”
“Really? How much does it cost?”
“Five thousand dollars.”
The man hesitated at the cost, but the salesman assured him that the bird would save more money in the long run. Finally, the man gave in and bought the vulture.
But as he left, the salesman gave him a word of warning. “This bird is a picky eater, so be sure you feed it everyday with the finest beef.”
The man decided to test the vulture first, and walked into a grocery store to buy some bread. True enough, when the cashier saw the bird, the man got 90% off. The man was overjoyed, and embarked on a mad shopping spree, buying all sorts of things at 90% off. He ended up spending the night having a wild party at a bordello.
The next morning, the man woke up with a hangover, only to discover the vulture had died! He realized that in his excitement, he had forgotten to feed the bird.
The man regretted his negligence, but since he had spent five thousand dollars on the creature, he decided to try if it still worked when dead.
When the madam of the bordello came to collect payment for the night, the man tried to ask for 90% off.
But the madam shook her head. “I can’t give that to you. Your discount vulture has expired.”