A man went to an old furniture shop to buy an antique
kitchen table. Almost at once, he saw the table he wanted to
buy and asked the price.
“Never!” exclaimed the man, “That’s unbelievably
“That’s true,” replied the assistant, but this is not just any
antique kitchen table, this piece of furniture has special
“Get away! Show me.”
The assistant went up to the table and said, “How many
floors are there in this building?”
Immediately, the table jumped into the air four times, and
indeed there were four floors in the building.
The man wasn’t totally convinced.
“OK, ask it how much money I’ve got in my wallet.”
The question was asked and the table jumped up and down
“That’s incredible,” said the man. “It’s true, I’ve got two £5
notes and a loose £1 coin. I must have that table.”
So the man paid £2,000 and the antique kitchen table was
delivered the next day. While it was being installed, his mate
popped over and remarked on the piece of new purchase.
“It’s very special,” said the man. “Here, I’ll show you.” He
thought for a moment and then said, “How much money has
my wife got in her bank account?”
The table went completely berserk. It started jumping up
and down and was still going 30 minutes later.
“But how can that be? Where did she get all that money?” he
Suddenly, the table stopped moving, its legs fell apart and its
drawers fell to the floor.