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Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:56:57 -0500 (Est)
From: Frodo Baggins
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Juan and the guard

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:11:45 -0400
From: Philippe Reid
From: Fioramore, Francois

Juan comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle.  He's got two large
bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and says,
"What's in the bags?"

"Sand," answered Juan.

The guard says, "We'll just see about that ~ get off the bike." The
guard takes the bags and rips them apart; he empties them out and finds
nothing in them but sand.  He detains Juan overnight and has the sand
analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the

The guard releases Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hefts them onto
the man's shoulders, and lets him cross the border. A week later, the
same thing happens.  The guard asks, "What have you got?"

"Sand," says Juan.

The guard does his thorough examination and discovers that the bags
contain nothing but sand.  He gives the sand back to Juan, and Juan
crosses the border on his bicycle.

This sequence of events is repeated every day for three years...

Finally, Juan doesn't show up one day and the guard meets him in a
Cantina in Mexico.

"Hey, Buddy," says the guard, "I know you are smuggling something.  
It's driving me crazy.  It's all I think about.....  I can't sleep.  
Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?"

Juan sips his beer and says, "Bicycles."

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