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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

Friday, June 03, 2011

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends . . .

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by."
– Carl Sandburg

What do you see in the picture above? Answer is below. . .

Two informally dressed ladies happened to start up a conversation during an endless wait in the LAX airport.

The first lady was an arrogant California woman married to a wealthy man.

The second was a well-mannered elderly woman from the South.

When the conversation centered on whether they had any children, the California woman started by saying, "When my first child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me."

The lady from the South commented, "Well, bless your heart."

The first woman continued, "When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful Mercedes-Benz..

Again, the lady from the South commented, "Well, bless your heart."

The first woman continued boasting, "Then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me this exquisite diamond bracelet.

Yet again, the Southern lady commented, "Well, bless your heart."

The first woman then asked her companion, "What did your husband buy for you when you had your first child?"

"My husband sent me to charm school," declared the Southern lady.

"Charm school?" the first woman cried, "Oh, my God! What on earth for?"

The Southern lady responded, "Well for example, instead of saying "Who gives a s---?" I learned to say, "Well, bless your heart".

Watch out for this scam!!!!!

Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three younger ones.

While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their intended target with a show of friendliness, the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through pocket or purse for any valuables.

Be on the alert!!!

Scroll down to see a photo from a recent attack that was captured on film . . ..

This is being called the "AFLAC Scam!"
I thought you could use a smile today - something other than political emails that worry and upset us.

Subject: Senior hotel

A married couple are traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George .
Being seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too tired
to continue, and decided to take a room. But they only planned to sleep
for four hours and then get back on the road. When they checked out four
hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00.

The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He told
the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth
$350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 is the
"standard rate." He insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has
an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for
us to use.

"But we didn't use them," the husband said.

"Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.

The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken in
one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best
entertainers from New York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here," the
Manager says.

"But we didn't go to any of those shows," the husband said.

"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied,
"But we didn't use it!"

The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed to
pay. As he didn't have the check book he asked his wife to write the
check. She did and gave it to the Manager.

The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. "But ma'am, this is
only made out for $50.00."

"That's correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me," she replied.

"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.

"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."

Don't mess with senior citizens. They didn't get there by being stupid!

This is cool! Try not to spend all day at this... enjoy !!!


Answer: Cars or people?


Linda @ A La Carte said...

These were some good funnies today! I love the "Bless your heart" cause that is so Southern! hugs, Linda

Remington said...

OH! Did I need that this morning! Thanks for thes smile, my friend!

Beansieleigh said...

Fun post today!.. And I think after our recent miserable heatwave, and now that the weather has cooled down again, I've been in the mood for fun these days!! Loved the jokes.. and even playing with Daffy a bit! Have a great weekend! ~tina

Cheri said...

I love that hotel comment from the sr. citizen, I'll have to remember that, just in case I may need it some day. LOL

Sandra said...

i would LOVE for he alflac duck to come visit me, or even another duck. would not mind seeing that cute monkey either.

Susan said...

Ha ha ha ha ha Your post gave me a laugh for the rest of the day, Sandie.

The only one I didn't get was the guy playing the guitar on the top of the house. The answer was "cars or people?" Am I thick in the head or what?

But the rest were so funny. Thanks for sharing. Susan

blueviolet said...

You are always so fun! That bless your heart one cracked me up!

Home In The Hollow said...

I always wondered what "Bless your heart" meant! It took me 8 yrs to find you and find out what they were REALLY SAYING!!!!...:)JP

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

AFLAC scam - ha!

Ginny said...

I saw houses and people, No cars! Love the bird scam!!! Ella and I spent almost a whole afternoon one day on that parachute game! But I must digress on one thing, plumbing is not fun!!!

Ginny said...

Come to think of it, maybe that's why she's laughing so hard while she reads the book! Boy, am I dense today, duh!

Anonymous said...

I love the "Bless your heart" story, some funny words there today. And the little game...hmmm...could be very addictive that ;) Have a lovely weekend dear friend.

Eva x

Anonymous said...

I think I went to the same school!tehehe
Have a great funweekend!

Thisisme. said...

Really funny stories there today, Chatty. I love the one about the old lady and the hotel manager. Priceless! Hee Hee! Enjoy your weekend.

Michaele said...

I think I may have killed Daffy! What a fun post. You are such a neat blogger!

Mevely317 said...

Not once, twice .. 3 times, even: I'm killing poor Daffy right and left.
And yes, I'm becoming addicted :)

Crystal Mary said...

Sandie, you never cease to make me laugh...Bless you.. And, I did see all those faces in the house picture. I love the Charm School bit the best. xxxx

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cars or people????? I see HOUSES --which look like people!!!!! Don't understand that one. It must be ABOVE my HEAD... ha ha

Love the Charm School one... TOO cute...

That corgi :) said...

I saw people! yea!! Way in the background! I had fun with Daffy and the parachute too, that was fun game; enjoyed all the jokes too! and I love your new signature line!


Changes in the wind said...

You did it again...another great post.

Ann said...

I love the bless your heart one. I think I'll start saying that line A
The hotel one was a good one too. Very clever woman.
I looked at looked and tried to see cars in that picture but all I could see were either houses or people

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You have the funnies today! Like our Southern charms...

FishHawk said...

I would sure love to know what she found so funny about plumbing. For I have found out the hard way on several occasions that "stuff" doesn't always run downhill!

DaCraftyLady said...

Loved the post and I just love "Bless your heart" made me giggle...Debb