Friday, 2 January 2009

The Pepper Joke

A very happy, healthy and successful new year to everyone.

Thought for the day is from my dear sister in law in Vermont -

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there -- lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.
Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

To start the year on a cheerful note, I thought I'd share the Pepper Joke, as told to me by my 82 year old dog walking friend Betty.

She made a very slight error (that I'm sure you will notice) which I'm repeating because I think it improves the joke.

A man was in an aeroplane and noticed his neighbour, a short woman with curly hair, kept rushing off to the toilets. Each time she returned looking flushed. After about six times, the bloke could stand it no longer.

“Excuse me,” he said. “Are you all right?”

“Oh, yes!” she said.

“But you keep rushing off to the toilets,” he said.

She grinned. “Ah,” she replied. “You see, I keep sneezing.”


“And every time I sneeze I have an organism.”

He frowned. “So what do you take for it?”

Her smile grew wider. “Pepper,” she said.

So for 2009, may all your organisms be plentiful.


JJ said...

LOL. Bless her - 82 and telling jokes about 'organisms'

Happy New Year.

liz fenwick said...

Love it!!!

Happy New Year ;-)

ChrisH said...

Ooh-er... but not whilst I'm in hospital!! A very happy, successful (and dentist-free) New Year to you.

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Definatley adds to the joke!! Happy new year!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Ha ha ha! And a happy new year to you too.

Flowerpot said...

JJ - I was giggling so much th efirst time I heard it that I forgot it second time round and had to ask for it to be retold!

Liz - and the same to you!

Flowerpot said...

Chris - best of luck in hospital and hope's it all over and sorted very soon.

Debs said...

Lol, that's wonderful. Love it.

Happy New Year to you too.

Akelamalu said...

LOL that's a cracker!

Lane said...

Ha! Love it:-)

Happy New Year fp:-)

Elaine said...

Bless her!

Apparently, for optimum health, we should be aiming for about 150 organisms a year. Perhaps we should all get organism counters on our blogs? LoL.

Flowerpot said...

UPL - happy new year to you too and glad you enjoyed it!

Zinnia - and the same to you.

Debs - let's hope we all havea very writerly 2009!

Flowerpot said...

Ak = good isnt it?!

Lane - I dont often remember jokes but this was special!

Elaine - 150 a year - so that's 2 a week. Is that right? Blimey. Depends on your age as well I should think. In my 20s I had - well, we won't go there, but suffice to say they were very plentiful!! Not sure I'd want to reveal that information now though!!

MarmiteToasty said...

LOL to dam funny......

I suppose its better then sneezing and wetting ya pants lol


Anonymous said...

I do hope so!

Happy New Year to you!

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Marmie - quite right!

CJ - and the same to you!