My favorite reason to tell a story is to make someone laugh. So to brighten up this rainy Sunday afternoon I offer the following “funnies” for your entertainment.
Under the category of, “Words You Don’t Want To Hear”…
From my chiropractor, the first time she was examining me on the table:
The Doctor: “I’m sure that both of your legs probably are the same length.”
Me: (To myself) Nothing good can follow that sentence.
From our bug guy, who came to de-wasp our porch:
The Bug Guy: “I’ve never seen anything like this before!”
The Bug Guy, on his second visit to clear the porch: “If I’d done this all at once I would’ve taken this box in to show everyone at work.”
Me: “Oh, great! So we could become famous as, ‘Those Wasp People’.”
The Bug Guy: “Oh, I already tell people about you.”
From my massage therapist last Friday as she was working on my shoulder:
The Massage Therapist: “Hm.” Then silence.
Me: (To myself) I think that in this situation, ignorance really is bliss.
And to anyone whose job requires them to work either with the general public or with young people, I offer these two anecdotes gleaned from my own personal work experience.
This actual conversation took place when I was working a shift at the information desk at a bookstore:
Me: “Hi, how may I help you?”
The Customer: “I’m looking for a book on war. The cover is red and the letters in the title are white.”
Me: “Um, there’s no search field in our data base for colors.”
This actual conversation took place the year I started my own tutoring business.
The Student: “My teacher hates me.”
Me: “Why do you think that?”
The Student: “Well, I was just sitting there in class, and then suddenly my jacket was on fire.”
Me: (Silently) Yeah, she probably does.