The owner of a big furniture store went to New York to buy some stock, and met a really beautiful girl in the hotel elevator. But she was French, and they could not understand a word of each other’s language.
So he took out a pencil and notebook and drew a sketch of a taxi. She nodded her head and laughed, and they went for a ride in the park.
Then he drew a picture of a table in a restaurant with a question mark and she nodded, so they went to dinner.
After dinner he sketched two dancers and she was delighted. They went to a nightclub and danced and had a lovely evening.
At length she motioned for the pencil and drew a picture of a four-poster bed.
He was dumbfounded. He has never been able to figure out how she knew he was in the furniture business.
One has to be aware; otherwise you can miss the obvious!