Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Lines that come out wrong.

I used the phrase "Did you read about the gunman at the Amish school?" and Jason suggested it sounded like the beginning of a bad joke. He's totally right. And it reminded me of a story.

One of my grandparents had died. I think it was my Dad's mom, but I can't remember. The whole family had congregated in the house on my grandparents farm and were all standing around. My uncle, an extremely uptight man, started speaking solemnly. "There once was a man..."

Talking later, we all realized we were thinking the same thing. We all thought he was going to tell a limerick and were all very disappointed when he didn't.

1 comment:

  1. Welllll...possibly inappropriate given the circumstances...but I wouldda laughed like crazy. At least it would've lightened the mood, eh?



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