There is a huge pigeon problem in the city – pigeon droppings are everywhere and it is a real mess. The mayor tells his staffers to find a way to get rid of the pigeons forever. Many things are tried, but nothing seems to be able to get rid of the pigeons.
Finally the staffers find a “pigeon buster” who guarantees to get rid of the pigeons. The pigeon buster tells the mayor that he will get rid of the pigeons immediately, and that he will wait three weeks to get paid. The fee will be five million dollars – plus one million dollars for each question asked.
The mayor agrees. The pigeon buster opens up his briefcase, removes a little pink box, and goes off to rid the city of pigeons. Sure enough, the pigeons disappear immediately, and they don’t come back.
Three weeks later the pigeon buster returns to the mayors office to be paid. The mayor hands him a check for six million dollars.
The pigeon buster looks at the check and says, “I guess you want to ask me one question.”
The mayor replies, “Yeah. Do you have another one of those pink boxes that will get rid of all the insurance salesmen?”