Once, a lady came in and bought diapers for her baby. "Let the little children come unto me," the man said as he rang up the sale.
Another time, a man came in and bought a gift for his wife. "Let us love one another," the store owner said when he closed the register.
One day, a man from out of town came driving up in a big, fancy truck pulling a big, fancy horse trailer, and inside the trailer was the finest horse the store owner had ever seen.
The man driving the truck walked into the store and said, "I need a blanket for my horse. What do you have?"
The store owner had three blankets, each identical in quality, and each costing $25. He had a red one, a blue one, and a green one. He took the red one off the shelf and showed it to the man.
"How much is that one?" the man asked.
"Twenty-five dollars," the store owner replied.
"Well, that's just not good enough for MY horse," said the man. "Do you have anything else?"
The store owner took the blue one off the shelf.
"How much is that one?" asked the man.
"Seventy-five dollars," said the store owner.
"That's a little better, but I still don't think it's quite good enough for MY horse," replied the man. "Got anything else?"
The store owner handed him the green blanket.
"What's the price on this one?" the man asked.
"One hundred fifty dollars," replied the store owner.
"That's more like it. I think that one is good enough for my horse; I'll take it," said the man, and the store owner rang up the sale.
As he closed the register, he quoted, "You were a stranger, and I took you in ...."