5 April 2015 – Amusements

This came from Dad.

Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room.

She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom!

When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.

“Miss Beatrice”, he said, “I wonder if you would tell me about this?” pointing to the bowl.

“Oh, yes,” she replied, “Isn’t it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease.

“Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter?”

We’ve had this before but . . .

A store that sells husbands to single women opens where a woman may go to choose from many available men. At the entrance is a description of how the store operates.

There are only six floors. It states that the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch: As you open the door to any floor you may choose any man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building.

So, Jane decides to go to the Husband Store to find herself a mate.

She gets to the first floor and the sign says:

“Floor 1 — These men have jobs.”

She figures she can do better, so she goes up the next flight.

“Floor 2 — These men have jobs and love kids.”

Not bad, she decides, but what about companionship? She moves on.

“Floor 3 — These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking.”

Wow, she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the 4th floor and sign reads:

“Floor 4 — These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework.”

“Oh, mercy me!” she exclaims, “I can hardly stand it!”

Still, she goes to the 5th floor, where the sign reads:

“Floor 5 — These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.”

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:

“Floor 6 — You are visitor #46,012 to this floor today. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely to show that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step when you exit the building and have a nice day!”

This also came from Dad.

The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Nebrowski, asked her class, “Which human body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?”

No one answered until little Mary stood up and said, “You should not be asking sixth-graders a question like that! I’m going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!”

The teacher ignored her and asked the question again, “Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?”

Little Mary’s mouth fell open. Then she said to those around her, “Boy, is she going to get in big trouble!”

The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, “Anybody?”

Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, “The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye.”

Mrs. Nebrowski said, “Very good, Billy,” then turned to Mary and continued. “As for you, young lady, I have three things to say: One, you have a dirty mind. Two, you didn’t read your homework. And three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed.”