After an exceptionally good year, Mr. Silvius goes out and buys a convertible Corvette. He takes it out for a spin and stops at a red light. An old man on a Moped, looking to be about 100 years old, pulls up next to him.
The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, “What kind of car ya got there, sonny?”
The young man replies, “It’s a Corvette convertible!”
“Oh,” says the old man. “Never heard of it. Mind if I look it over?”
Once the top is down, the old man pokes his head in and looks around. Then, sitting back on his Moped, he says, “That’s a pretty nice car, all right, but I’ll stick with my Moped!”
When then the light changes, the young man decides to show the old man just what his car can do. Giving the moped a head start, he puts the top up and then floors the accelerator. Within 30 seconds, the speedometer reads 120 mph! Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer! He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly WHHHOOOOOOSSSSSHHH! Something whips by him going much faster!
“What on earth could be going faster than my Corvette?” he asks himself.
He floors the accelerator and takes the car up to 165 mph. Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it’s the old man on the Moped! Amazed that the Moped could pass his Corvette, he gives it more gas and passes the moped at 190 mph.
WHOOOOOOOSHHHHH! He’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!
Astounded by the speed of his old guy, he floors the gas pedal and takes the car all the way up to 200 mph. Not ten seconds later, he sees the Moped bearing down on him again! But the Corvette can go no faster, and there’s nothing he can do!
Suddenly, the Moped plows into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. The young accountant stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive. He runs over to the mangled old man and says, “Is there anything I can do for you?”
“Yes,” the old man whispers. “Unhook … my suspenders … from your … side view … mirror.”