One day, on one of the outer islands, the police constable alerted the villagers of the tsunami. He rode his bicycle through the villages and for every distance of 100 meters or so, he had to shout from the road.
“Tsunami is expected today at around 2:00 pm. Prepare and get ready!” shouted the constable from his bicycle.
An elderly woman was busy cleaning around her retail store. When she heard the announcement, she instantly thought ‘tsunami’ was a new saleable good. She shouted back at the top of her voice, “And how much is it?”