The Artist and the Fisherman

One day, an artist looked out of the window of his room and saw an old fisherman going by. He thought the old man would make a good subject for a picture. So he went out and told the fisherman that he wanted to paint him.

The man thought about it for a minute and asked: "What will you pay me?"

"Well, I'll pay two pounds," answered the artist and added, as the man still hesitated: "It's an easy way to earn two pounds, you see,"

"Oh, I know that," said the man, "but I'm wondering how I shall get the paint off afterwards."