Greg's Occasional News & Views

6 August 2017 – Amusements

The village blacksmith hired an enthusiastic new apprentice willing to work long, hard hours.

He instructed the boy, “When I take the shoe out of the fire, I’ll lay it on the anvil. When I nod my head, you hit it with the hammer.”

The apprentice did exactly as he was told, and now he’s the new village blacksmith.


A shoplifter was caught red-handed trying to steal a watch from an exclusive jewellery store.

“Listen,” said the shoplifter, “I know you don’t want any trouble either. What do you say I just buy the watch, and we forget about this?”

The manager agreed and wrote up the sales slip. The crook looked at the slip and said, “This is a little more than I intended to spend. Can you show me something less expensive?”


This reminds me of the meal we had at the Canoe Club in Hanover with my mother and youngest sister where we were entertained by Marko the Magician:

A magician comes up to our table and does a card trick.

Impressed, I asked him how he did it.

He says “I can tell you, but I’d then have to kidnap you and take you away.”

I said, “Can you tell my mother in law?”


 

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