One day in early September the chief of a Native American tribe was asked by his tribal elders if the winter of 2009/10 was going to be cold or mild. The chief asked his medicine man, but he too had lost touch with the reading signs from the natural world around the Great Lakes. In truth, neither of them had idea about how to predict the coming winter. However, the chief decided to take a modern approach, and the chief rang the National Weather Service in Gaylord Michigan. [pic] ‘Yes, it is going to be a cold winter,’ the meteorological officer told the chief.Consequently, he went back to his tribe and told the men to collect plenty of firewood.
A fortnight later the chief called the Weather Service and asked for an update. ‘Are you still forecasting a cold winter? ‘ he asked. ‘Yes, very cold’, the weather officer told him. As a result of this brief conversation the chief went back to the tribe and told his people to collect every bit of wood they could find. A month later the chief called the National Weather Service once more and asked about the coming winter. ‘Yes,’ he was told, ‘it is going to be one of the coldest winters ever. ‘How can you be so sure? ‘ the chief asked.
The weatherman replied: ‘Because the Native Americans of the Great Lakes are collecting wood like crazy. ‘ Funny Tale of a Lost Senior Citizen[pic] When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old man sitting on a park bench sobbing his eyes out. I stopped and asked him what was wrong. He told me, ‘I have a 22 year old wife at home. She rubs my back every morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee. ‘ I continued, ‘Well, then why are you crying? ‘He added, ‘She makes me homemade soup for lunch and my favourite biscuits, cleans the house and then watches sports TV with me for the rest of the afternoon. ‘ I said, ‘Well, why are you crying? ‘ He said, ‘For dinner she makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my favourite dessert and then we cuddle until the small hours.
‘ I inquired, ‘Well then, why in the world would you be crying? ‘ He replied, ‘I can’t remember where I live. ‘ The Silly, Hilarious and Funny Side of DIY [Do It Yourself] Rosie Hall buys a self-assembly, flat-pack, cupboard from her local Homebase store.Reaching home Rosie reads the instructions carefully, counts the pieces then assembles the cupboard in the bedroom. It looks really great and she is delighted. Now, Rosie lives near a railway line and as the train passes by the cupboard collapses. Undaunted by this misfortune she re-reads the instructions and reassembles the cupboard. Once more, another train passes and the whole cupboard collapses again.
Rosie now frustrated and thinking that she must have done something “wrong” re-re-reads the instructions and re-re-assembles the cupboard.Shortly, a train passes and the whole cupboard collapses yet again for the 3rd time. Rosie is now fed up, cross and rather angry so she ‘phones the customer service department. She is told that this is quite impossible and that they’ll send along a fitter to take a look. [pic] The fitter arrives and assembles the cupboard. Again, a train passes and the cupboard collapses. Completely baffled by this unexpected event, the fitter decides to reassemble the cupboard and sit inside it to see whether he can find out what causes the cupboard to collapse.
At this point, Rosie’s husband comes home, sees the cupboard and says, ‘Oh, that’s a splendid looking cupboard,’ and he opens it to look inside. The fitter, who had been wondering how to explain his position in Rosie’s bedroom cupboard, blurts out, ‘You probably won’t believe me, but I’m standing here waiting for a train. ‘ Jesus and santa [pic]Jesus and Satan have a discussion as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with God as the judge. They sit themselves at their computers and begin.They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several hours straight. Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity.
Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest is over. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan is visibly upset, and cries, “I have nothing. I lost it all when the power went out. ” “Very well, then,” says God, “let us see if Jesus fared any better. ” Jesus enters a command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display, the voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers.Satan is astonished.
He stutters, “B-b-but how? I lost everything, yet Jesus’ program is intact. How did he do it? ” God smiled all-knowingly, “Jesus saves. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan is visibly upset, and cries, “I have nothing. I lost it all when the power went out. ” Read more The Giant Cigarette Lighter Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 17 Comments A guy walks into a bar, sits down next to another guy and immediately notices the guy has a very large Bic cigarette lighter. The first guy says “Wow, that’s a huge lighter…where did you get it? The guy replies “A genie from this bottle granted me one wish.
” “Great, can I try it? ” “Sure. ” The first guy rubs the bottle and the genie appears. “You are granted one wish” says the genie. The guy says, “I want a million bucks! ” “Done” says the genie and disappears. Read more Two Brothers with Farms Quarrel Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 5 Comments Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch.Then the long collaboration fell apart.
It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence. One morning there was a knock on John’s door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter’s toolbox. “I’m looking for a few days work” he said. “Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there I could help with? Could I help you? ” “Yes,” said the older brother. “I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm.
That’s my neighbor, in fact, it’s my younger brother.Last week there was a meadow between us and he took his bulldozer to the river levee and now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I’ll go him one better. See that pile of lumber by the barn? I want you to build me a fence – – an 8-foot fence — so I won’t need to see his place or his face anymore. ” The carpenter said, “I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post hole digger and I’ll be able to do a job that pleases you. ” Read more The Bridge Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 4 Comments There was once a bridge which pned a large river.
During most of the day the bridge sat with its length running up and down the river paralleled with the banks, allowing ships to pass thru freely on both sides of the bridge. But at certain times each day, a train would come along and the bridge would be turned sideways across the river, allowing a train to cross it. Read more The Color of Friendship Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 9 Comments Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel: all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite. GREEN said: “Clearly I am the most important.I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves – without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.
” BLUE interrupted: “You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and, drawn up by the clouds, forms the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing. ” Read more Unlucky Young Man Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 3 Comments A young man goes into a drug store to buy condoms.The pharmacist says the condoms come in packs of 3, 9 or 12 and asks which the young man wants. “Well,” he said, “I’ve been seeing this girl for a while and she’s really hot.
I want the condoms because I think tonight’s “the” night. We’re having dinner with her parents, and then we’re going out. And I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna get lucky after that. ” Read more Hot Stuff Filed Under Short Funny Stories | Leave a Comment Years ago working at the local Taco Bell I had a former employee partying up all Saturday come by the drive thru. He has no table manners and inhales food like the cookie monster.Brent was totally sauced for the weekend, and he’s being a real prick to everyone just because he works there. So I decided to “play God” and load his soft taco full of jalapeno peppers and hot sauce, so that there’s more fire sauce than actual meat or stuffing.
Read more Party Girl Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 4 Comments A couple of years ago at a work Christmas party I had more than enough at the hall it was held in but I decided to go clubbing with the others where I insisted on joining in the drinking competition. Of course being female and having drunk too much already I was unable to walk properly pretty quickly. Read more