An old cowboy walks into a barber’s shop for a shave and a haircut.
Keen to ensure he gets the best shave possible, the cowboy explains to the barber that he can never get all his whiskers off because his cheeks were so wrinkled with age.
“That’s no problem,” said the barber.
He then reaches into a cabinet and pulls out a little wooden ball.
The barber then says to the cowboy, “Just put this inside your cheek. We’ll do each side in turn and it’ll spread the skin out. With this, I’ll be able to give you a really close shave.”
When the barber’s finished, the old cowboy is really pleased with the results.
“On my, that’s the cleanest shave I’ve had in years,” he says.
As he’s handing back the wooden ball to the barber, he’s curious.
“That little ball is a great idea, but what would’ve happened if I’d accidentally swallowed it?” asks the cowboy.
“That wouldn’t have been a problem,” said the barber. “You could have just brought it back in a couple of days, as everyone else does.”