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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Something to think about.


Jewish humor - sent to me by my Jewish friend Richard - love him to death. This is something to think about this weekend and it's funny too!

Leo Rosten, the great Jewish writer and authority on Jewish humor, lists as one of the characteristics of Jewish humor, revenge over the oppressor by the use of guile or circumstance.

This is such a story:


Moishe was sitting at the bar, staring at his drink, when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to him, grabs his drink, gulps it down in one swig and menacingly says, Thanks Jew Boy, whatcha going to do about it?"

Moishe burst into tears. "Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd CRY. I can't stand to see a man crying. What's your problem?"

"This is the worst day of my life," Moishe says. "I'm a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance. I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my wife in bed with the postman and then my dog bit me. So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all. I buy a drink; drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; then you show up and drink the whole thing!

But enough about me, how's your day going?"



Thought for the day:
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
-- James Anthony Froude
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43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

har di har har...

Marydon said...

ROFLOL!!! That is a good one, Sandie.

THANK YOU for the lovely gifts. That is so sweet of you to think of me. I've already worn the bracelet ... snappy color with my outfit. You are a real gem of a friend.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hysterical!!!

Jill said...

Too funny!!

Pondside said...

:)
That one would work with anyone for a 'hero'.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Ha ha ha haha. That biker got the surprise of his life! (or death). hee hee Very good.

Hope your Saturday is absolutely splendid! Susan

Cheri said...

Hysterical!

Thisisme. said...

Love it, love it! So funny!!

Michaele said...

Got cha!

Sandy, thanks so much for the gift in the mail!! What a neat and unexpected surprise. You are so sweet.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

LOLOL!! I read this one to my hubby and he got a big chuckle, too! Thanks for the laughs!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cracking up!

Retired Knitter said...

LAUGHING OUT LOUD - BIG TIME!

Great post.

Knitty said...

Good one!!

Sandra said...

ROFL this one i love

Belle said...

That was great!

laurie said...

ooo, good one!!

SweetMarie said...

I read this to hubby too, we're cracking up together! SOOO funny!Thanks Sandie!

melody-mae said...

this is awesome. Going to have to share this with the hubbie when he gets in from work! LOL thanks for the giggle

Eva Ason said...

Oh my what a story, very funny :-) Hope you're having a good Saturday! Hugs xx

Ginny said...

What a strange story, but if it is true, that man was clever!!!

Ann said...

well I think that this only proves that no matter how bad your day is someone else has it worse.

GrammyK said...

For some reason I just wasn't expecting the ending!! Ha Ha!! Hope you're having a great weekend!! <3

Crystal Mary said...

Theres nothing like a good laugh..I actually felt sorry for the biker. Love ya matey xxx

That corgi :) said...

LOL, Sandie! Love it!! hope you had a good day!

betty

Buttercup said...

Cute story. And in a very small world, Leo Rosten was the father of a friend of mine. How's that for six degrees of separation?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Okay, that will stop him from stealing drinks. LOL!

Love Of Quilts said...

He won't be stealing or drinking again....or bullying. Trish

Flora said...

Funny Funny!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

lol..you KILL me! Ok..nuff about me. LOL
I was delighted to see you over on Des' blog! South Africa where she lives is so interesting..the neatness..the white homes. I loved you questions also.
Hugs!
Mona

Debbie said...

Ha Ha!
Totally unexpected at the end!

Sush said...

LOL so completely unexpected! Happy Sunday...

Chris Graham said...

As usual I have a smile on my face due to your marvelous sense of humor.LOL Have a rest-filled Sunday.

Changes in the wind said...

Sweet revenge they say......

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, that is hilarious!

Granny Annie said...

It's a funny joke but I don't get why it's a Jewish joke? It could easily have been anyone having a bad day.

Meanwhile, did you ever see the Seinfeld episode where Jerry's dentist converted to Judaism so he could tell Jewish jokes?

Sally said...

LOL!!!

Hope your Sunday is great. :}

Andrew said...

Haha what a great story... now I really am enjoying your wonderful blog..
Take care..xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Way to go, Moishe!

XO,

Sheila

Angela said...

That is hilarious! I love your puddy cat writing your name! That is so cute!

Hugs,
Angela

Dar said...

Funny, but not so for the biker~~~
Thanks for stopping by DarsStuffings.
It's always a treat to meet someone new. Please come by again and again and again.
BlessYourHeart

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Thanks for the chuckle!

Carol Wyer said...

A superb start to my day!

I have signed up to be one of your Vitamin F's Friends. What a fun blog you have - just off to check out more of your posts.

Carol
www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Oy vey!

That was a good one! What's the old saying, "Revenge is a dish best served cold" - or something like that. Evidently, it tastes even better with lox and bagels on the side.

:)