A Smart Border Guard Comes Up Against A Smuggler But The Thief Is Smarter

There’s an old saying that not everything is as it seems, and some people may even use this to their advantage. We want to believe what is right in front of us but honestly, not all of us are detail oriented.

Some individuals who are able to take advantage of that fact are those who try to sneak something by us. This includes those who do certain types of magic tricks where they cover a smaller motion with a larger motion.

Then again, there is this joke about a thief who continually crosses the Mexican border. They know he is up to something, but they have no idea what it is.

Juan comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He’s got two large bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and says, “What’s in the bags?”

“Sand,” answered Juan.

The guard says, “We’ll just see about that – get off the bike!” The guard takes the bags and rips them apart, he empties them out and finds nothing in them but sand.
He detains Juan overnight and has the sand analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the bags. He releases Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hefts them onto the man’s shoulders, and lets him cross the border.

The next day, the same thing happens. The guard asks, “What have you got?”

“Sand,” says Juan.

The guard does his thorough examination and discovers that the bags contain nothing but sand. He gives the sand back to Juan, and Juan crosses the border on his bicycle.

This sequence of events is repeated every day for a year.

Finally, Juan doesn’t show up one day and the guard meets him in a Cantina in Mexico.

“Hey, Buddy,” says the guard, “I know you are smuggling something. It’s driving me crazy. It’s all I think about… I can’t sleep. Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?”

Juan sips his beer and says, “Bicycles.”

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