September 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money. The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and said, "Well, son, it was 1932, the depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel.

I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for ten cents.

The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5:00 PM for 20 cents.

I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I'd accumulated a fortune of $3.50.

Then my wife's father died and left us ten million dollars."

The telemarketer on the other end of my phone said he was with The Rubber Band Powered Freezer company or something like that, so I asked him if he knew William personally and why was he calling this number. I then said off to the side, "get really good pictures of the body and all the blood" then turned back to the phone and advised the caller that he had entered a murder scene and must stay on the line because we had already traced this call and he would be receiving a summons to appear in the local courthouse to testify in this murder case.

I then questioned the caller at great length as to his name, address, phone number at home, at work, who he worked for, how he knew the dead guy and could he prove where he had been about one hour before he made this call.

The telemarketer was getting very concerned, and his answers were given in a shaky voice. I then told him we had located his position at work and the police were entering the building to take him into custody. At that point I heard the phone fall and the scurrying of his running away.

My wife asked me as I returned to our table why I had tears streaming down my face and so help me, I couldn't tell her for about fifteen minutes.

My meal was cold, but after what I had done, still very enjoyable.

Posted by Tiger at September 30, 2005 09:34 AM | TrackBack

The important question is what was for dinner? Thanks for the laugh...Hope life has been treating you know as in simply good.

Posted by: Vickie at September 30, 2005 12:28 PM

love your jokes...keep them coming!
(also enjoy reading the rest of your

Posted by: Shar at October 3, 2005 10:05 PM

Psst....just wanted to say "Hi!"...

Posted by: Susie at October 6, 2005 10:21 AM

That first one was good, the second one just about had me spraying coffee all over the place! BWAAHAHAHA!!


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at October 8, 2005 08:50 AM