or so they claim. I received this in e-mail today, number two is definitely my favorite:
1) A man who shovelled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car
during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman
had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.
2) After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver
found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting
from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his
incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered
everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers
to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very
excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't
discovered for 3 days.
3) An American teenager was in the hospital yesterday recovering from
serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he
received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying
to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was
4) A mother took her daughter to the doctor and asked him to give her an
examination to determine the cause of her daughter's swollen abdomen.
It only took the doctor about 2 seconds to say, "Your daughter is
pregnant." The mother turned red with fury and she argued with the
doctor that her daughter was a good girl and would never compromise
her reputation by having sex with a boy. The doctor faced the window
and silently watched the horizon. The mother became enraged and
screamed, "Quit looking out the window! Aren't you paying attention to
me?" "Yes, of course I am paying attention ma'am. It's just that the
last time this happened, a star appeared in the East, and three wise
men came. And I was hoping that they would show up again."
5) When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at its intended victim
during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would be robber James
Elliot peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked, promptly removing Mr. Elliot from the gene pool.
6) The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting
machine and, after a little hopping around, submitted a claim to his
insurance company. The company, suspecting negligence, sent out one of
its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine out and lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.
Bonus extra ......
7) A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him
something. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a
bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large
plate glass window. For a few moments everything was silent in the
cab, then the driver said, "Please, don't ever do that again. You
scared the daylights out of me." The passenger, who was also
frightened, apologised and said he didn't realise that a tap on the
shoulder could frighten him so much, to which the driver replied, "I'm
sorry, it's really not your fault at all. Today is my first day
driving a cab. I have been driving a hearse for the last 25 years."
To err is human. To moo is bovine.
Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
It might just be because I live in Queensland, but there are some things on that list that don't really surprise me all that much. Still, they are amusing to read about all the same.
"I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
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