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A circus owner walked into a bar to see everyone crowded around a table watching a little show.
On the table was an upside-down pot and a duck tap dancing on it.
The circus owner was so impressed that he offered to buy the duck from its owner.
After some wheeling and dealing, they settled for $10,000 for the duck and the pot.
Three days later the circus owner runs back to the bar in anger,
“Your duck is a rip-off! I put him on the pot before a whole audience and he didn’t dance a single step!”
“So?,” asked the duck’s former owner,
“did you remember to light the candle under the pot?”