Posts tagged ‘Humor’
Last week, Professor Robert Kelly was conducting a live interview when his children crashed the party. It added much needed levity to my week and, in case you missed it, I’ve posted it below.
Of course men aren’t the only parents whose lives are interrupted by children. A New Zealand comedy show Jono and Ben demonstrated what would happen if a woman found herself in a similar position. I think she handled things slightly better than he did. See if you agree.
Hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did.
May the farce be with you!
I looked outside my window
And saw to my delight
The strangest glow adorn the sky.
I’ve heard it’s called sunlight.
The yellow ball is rarely seen
In my neck of the woods
It’s mostly gray and often rains
Throughout my neighborhoods.
That’s why I got excited
When I heard the day was here
To switch to daylight savings time
Which means that spring is near.
As clocks advance upon first glance
Sun dissipates the gloom.
The longer days and daylight saves
Will brighten up my room.
Spring is but a leap away
From dreary skies and dismal days,
Flowers’ bouquet, their grand display
Will shake me from this cloudy haze.
Perhaps if time did not change
Then winter might extend its range.
So change the time, let’s summon spring
And all the joy that it will bring.
Last weekend I felt like I was in a Saturday Night Live skit. I was grocery shopping at a popular chain store – let’s call it Trader Jim’s. That’s not the real name because it’s important to protect the actual store’s identity.
The week before I had purchased a delicious cauliflower meal and wanted to buy it again. After failed attempts to find it, I asked a clerk who was stocking shelves. Without looking up, “Dick” pointed to the aisle behind where he was working. When Dick’s dismal directions led me nowhere, I let him know I still couldn’t find the cauliflower. This time, he grunted and pointed in the opposite direction. Again, the food was nowhere to be found.
Wandering aimlessly, I saw another clerk, “Jane”, who was actually helping someone. She even gave eye contact! When I presented my request, she tilted her head in a thoughtful manner and repeated the name back to me in a questioning form. “Szechwan cauliflower?” Having no idea where the product might be, she took me to the manager who said they sold no such item and suggested that I might have purchased it elsewhere. Recognizing an obvious breakdown in communication, I described the product. Once we all understood that the szechwan cauliflower was actually kung pao, Jane immediately took me to the correct location… which was next to Dick.
Thinking about Dick, he directed me to a product the store doesn’t carry, twice, without ever speaking or looking up. I thought about pointing him out to Jane but was afraid she either wouldn’t see him because he wasn’t really there or would tell me he wasn’t one of their employees. If Dick is working next week and still acting like a dick, I may risk everything and point him out to Jane.
By the way, Trader Jim’s szechwan cauliflower was delicious.
May the farce be with you!