Greg's Occasional News & Views

28 July 2019 – Amusements

Recently, I bought a cartridge for my printer. It came in a box mounted on a card and wrapped in plastic. When I took it apart, I found that the printer cartridge itself was actually quite small, but they made the packaging unnecessarily large to make it harder to steal and to make the customer feel better about the high price.

I pointed this out to my wife and mentioned how my weight gain over the years of our marriage should have the same effect: It made me seem more valuable and also made me harder for other women to steal.

She’s still laughing.


A small time hoodlum and his girlfriend were walking downtown one night when she spotted a beautiful diamond ring in a jewellery store window. “Wow, I’d sure love to have that!” she said.

“No problem, baby,” the hoodlum said, throwing a brick through the glass and grabbing the ring.

A few blocks later, his girlfriend was admiring a black leather jacket in another shop window. “What I’d give to own that!” she said.

“Sure thing,” the hoodlum said, throwing another brick through the window and snatching the coat.

Finally, turning for home, they pass a Mercedes car dealership. “Boy, I’d do anything for one of those!” she said to her boyfriend.

“Damn, baby!” the hoodlum cried. “Do you think I’m made of bricks or something?!”


A new study found that married couples who go on double dates with other couples are more likely to have better relationships. They say it inspires better communication – on the ride home, when you talk about how much you hated the other couple.


 

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