Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Cosmic Forces and The Pepper Joke

Saw this sign on one of my dog review trips in Somerset....

Apparently there are certain cosmic forces (or something) going round the ether, so if, like some people I know, life changing events are occurring, that's why. Two friends of mine are going through long term relationship breakups (Happy Christmas, eh?), two other friends have become grandparents, and two dear friends - both of whom come on my Cornwall Today walks - have been away for much longer than they'd anticipated, due to events beyond their control. I'll look forward to seeing them both very soon - and here's to some more crazy adventures.

As I know they'll both laugh, this joke is for them.

It was told to me by my friend Betty, in her mid 80s, who 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?”

“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 may 2013 bring productivity, good health, fun, laughter and love for us all.

And may your organisms be frequent and plentiful.

13 comments:

Sally said...

I love that Sue! Thank you. I'm in the throes of bronchitis at the moment and wish that my coughs were as productive as her sneezes!!

That laugh has done my soul good but has also sent me off coughing again!

Let's hope this New Year brings happiness .

lots of love to you xx

Sally said...

I love that Sue! Thank you. I'm in the throes of bronchitis at the moment and wish that my coughs were as productive as her sneezes!!

That laugh has done my soul good but has also sent me off coughing again!

Let's hope this New Year brings happiness .

lots of love to you xx

Flowerpot said...

So sorry ot hear you've got bronchitis Sally - not a good way to celebrate your birthday. Yes we all need happiness this year - lots of love and hope you get better very soon. Take care xx

Akelamalu said...

LOL great joke!

Flowerpot said...

Ak - I was told it years ago and still love it. I just wish I could remember jokes!

Jane Lovering said...

As a biologist, I've had quite a lot of organisms in my time...none through pepper though! Thank you for the giggle - and my best regards to your friends who are suffering unhappiness and difficulties at this time. I'm just 'down', and their real problems put my rather pathetic sufferings into perspective.

Flowerpot said...

Jane - glad you enjoyed it. I'm sorry you're down - I do think that Christmas is such an emotive time, it makes everything for more painful to deal with. Let's hope life looks up for very soon. Take care xx

Melissa Marsh said...

LOL! Love this! Happy New Year, Sue!

Colette McCormick said...

Made me laugh and anything that can do that at this time in the morning is welcome.

Flowerpot said...

Colette - I agree!

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I should evidently find more jokes if it cheers everyone up this much!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

There are a few large changes going on in my life too - nothing writerly or relationship related. It's a little unnerving, but I'm sure it'll all work out in the end.x

Love that joke!

Flowerpot said...

Debs - good luck with all your big changes - take care x