Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Cosmic Forces and The Pepper Joke
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 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.