The Space Detective Earns His Pay
The man’s eyes grew as large as the diamonds sitting in front of him.
He managed to avert his gaze from the naked man in front of him, look him in the eyes, and say, “Uh.. Sure! What can I help you with, exactly?”
Jimmy wasn’t stupid. Nutty or not, the man had the money.
The nutter beamed at him, and said, “I request your assistance to help me choose which one of my fellow stars is the greatest of them all!”
Jimmy smiled and nodded. He heard this was the right thing to do when in a one-on-one conversation with someone who had escaped the asylum on TV once.
“And how did you find me?” Jimmy questioned.
“The penny-saver!” At this, the man beamed again, as if he was a genius for looking there. “You were highly recommended.”
“Come on, sir.” Jimmy got up from his desk and walked over to the coat hanger by the door. “Let’s get you some nice clothes, and then we’ll go check out those stars you mentioned.”
Together they walked out the door into the universe, the diamonds securely placed in Jimmy’s pocket.