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August 19, 2005

Before caller ID

Here's a re-run from 1989:

A wealthy businessman needed some information from the safe in his bedroom while he was at work. He called his wife to open the safe and give him the information. This conversation ensued:

A maid answered the phone. "Hello?"

"May I speak to the missus please?"

"I'm sorry, she can't come to the phone."

"Where is she? It's important!"

"She's in the bedroom."

"Well, wake her up!"

"Well, sir, she's not sleeping."

"What's she doing?"

"I'd rather not say."

"Is someone else there with her?"

"Well... yes."

"How long has this been going on?"

"Oh, a couple of months."

"OK, then. Here's what I want you to do. Go to the desk in my den, get the gun out of the bottom drawer and shoot both of them!"

"Oh no! I couldn't do that!"

"Do you approve of what's been going on?"

"No, sir, I don't!"

"Who are you going to side with anyhow?"

"Oh, with you, sir, of course!"

"OK, then -- just get the gun and do it!"

(A long silence followed, punctuated by BANG... BANG...)

The sobbing maid picks up the phone again, "Oh, this is terrible, terrible... What ever can we do?"

"Are they both dead?"

"Yes."

"OK, drag the bodies down by the swimming pool and I'll come by and pick them up."

"But... but... we don't have a swimming pool!"

"Wait a minute! Isn't this 555-4567?"

Posted by joke du jour at August 19, 2005 07:32 PM

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