The Golden Gate
“Hey lad, you look like a smart fella. You see that bridge?” the stranger asked. “When it was built it was a marvel of modern engineering. A bridge suspended from cables above. Unlike other types of bridges, it was designed to sway in the event of an earthquake. I reckon when the big one hits us it’ll be the only thing left standing.”
“Talk about full-blown tour guide, mister. Are you trying to sell me the thing, you sound like a salesman for Christ’s sake.”
“No, but while we are on the topic of sales, I do have some oceanfront property in Arizona. From my front porch, you can see the sea. If you buy that from me, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in for free!”
“Must be some property if you’re putting golden gates in? How much do you want for it.” The lad asked.
“Whatever you got…” the man said wearing a grin from ear to ear.
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Large portions of the third paragraph were taken from
George Strait‘s song Ocean Front Property.
Written by Royce Porter, Dean Rutherford, and Hank Cochran.
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