Beware of the Dog

“Beware of the Dog!” was posted on the glass entry door to the old country store.

Inside, a harmless old hound dog was asleep on the floor beside the cash register.

A customer asked the owner of the store, “Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?”

“Yep, that’s him,” replied the owner.

The stranger couldn’t help but be amused. “That doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me,” he chuckled. “Why in the world would you post that sign?”

“Because,” the owner replied, “before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him.”