A Chapel Hill, NC retail clerk
(Class of UNC '88) was suffering
from aching feet. "It's all those years
of standing," his doctor declared.
"You need a vacation. Go to Miami,
soak your feet in the ocean and you'll
When the man got to Florida, he went into
a hardware store, bought two large buckets
and headed for the beach.
"How much for two buckets of that seawater?"
he asked the lifeguard.
"A dollar a bucket," the fellow replied with a straight face.
The clerk paid him, filled his buckets, went
to his hotel room and soaked his feet. They
felt so much better he decided to repeat the
treatment that afternoon. Again he handed
the lifeguard two dollars. The young man
took the money and said, "Help yourself."
The clerk started for the water, then stopped
in amazement. The tide was out. "Wow,"
he said, turning to the lifeguard. "Some
business you got here!"