Wolfe’s Woofer: The Art Business

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Dennis-Wolfe-Wolfes-Woofers“Ronnie, I want to go shopping,” said the good-looking blonde at the next table.
The middle-aged, balding man sitting with her reached into his wallet and handed her five $100 U.S. bills.
“Take your time shopping, honey,” he said. “Remember, my lawyer is supposed to be on the next flight and I want some time to talk to him.”
After the young lady left Ron and I were the only ones on the deck at the Holiday Hotel. He asked if I live here and we got acquainted as we sipped our coffee.
“What business are you in?” I asked.
“My wife and I have an art business. We buy and sell and I’ve made a lot of money doing it. Right now I’m trying to buy some Mayan art which everybody says is illegal to own. My lawyer is coming to Belize to help me negotiate with the government.”
A man wearing a coat and tie and carrying a briefcase walked up and sat down at Ron’s table.
“Hey, Ron,” he said, as they shook hands. “I wish I had time to take a vacation in the tropics like you do.”
Ron laughed and said, “What’s the news from the U.S.?”
“I have good news and bad news. Which one do you want first?”
“Give me the good news.”
“Yesterday your wife invested $5000 in two pictures that she thinks will bring in around $4,000,000.”
“$4,000,000!? I tell you Howard, that is one smart woman.”
“She certainly is,” the lawyer said.
“You said there was bad news,” Ron said. “I don’t see how there can be bad news when two pictures can bring in $4,000,000.”
The lawyer said, “The bad news is that the pictures are of you and that blonde secretary.”

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