Large Brass Money Box: £10
And then he spotted Napoleon.
“What are you asking for the pig?” asked Ted.
“I think he wants £20,” the seller responded, the ‘he’ remaining a mystery because the only people there were the lady and her granddaughter.
Ted gave his well-practised look of horror and said, “Oh – I’ll leave it for someone else, thank you,” and walked away.
After ten yards or so, Ted applied The Rule: say to yourself, “If I don’t buy it, will I regret it if I go back and find that it has been sold?” If the answer is Yes, buy it.
Ted applied The Rule and wandered back to the stall.
“What’s your best price for the pig?” asked Ted.
“Oh, £10, I suppose,” said the grandmother resignedly.
Ted handed over his money, having been prepared to pay £15 for this magnificent specimen (which measures 17″ from the tip of his nose to the end of his curly tail, and weighs over 5lbs).
The only problem is that it is an LSD money box, and £1 and £2 coins are too fat for the slot…