A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar.
After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and says tentatively, “Excuse me, I am sorry to bother you, but – um – would you mind very much if I sat here and chatted with you for a while?”
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, “No, I won’t sleep with you tonight!” Everyone in the bar is now staring at them.
Devastated, the guy manages to rise to his feet and slinks back to a table in the back. As you can imagine, he is hopelessly and completely embarrassed. He sinks down into his seat as far as he can go, trying to become invisible.
About a half-hour later, the woman who so loudly rejected him walks to his table and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, “I’m really very sorry I embarrassed you. You see, I’m a graduate student in psychology. I am conducting a study of how people respond to embarrassing situations.”
The shy fellow, who is still shaking from his ordeal, looks up from his drink for the first time in 30 minutes. He gazes into the woman’s eyes and smiles. Then at the top of his lungs he yells, “What do you mean $200?!?!”