@Luiz: And it ends up as a joke. Humor never fails.
Were you expecting the ending? Thsi works really well when I tell it in person because the ending is unexpected .. .the big thing is to emphasize the suitcase at the beginning ... then not mention it again till the very end...
@Luis: Which is more impressive? the super watch or the fact that someone was walking with 10,000 usd in his pocket :)
That reminds me of a true story -- must be 30 years ago in England -- the newspapers and television stations were telling of a 16-year old boy who was walking home in the evening in London when he was robbed of around 1,000 UK pounds.
The first question he was asked was "what were you doing with all that money?"
It turned out that he was either an orphan or didn't have a wonderful family life or something (I forget). He'd started selling cheap jewelry to tourists in the street when he was about 12 or 13 -- worked his way up to having a barrow (street cart) ... then to having several carts and paying other young lads to run them for him ... and then to owning a full-up jewelry store. He had just been visiting his barrow boys to collect the day's takings.
One reporter on the TV news asked him how he felt about losing 1,000 pounds (which was a LOT of money back then). I remember his answer "I was just happy they didn't realize I was wearing a money belt containing the bulk of the takings!"