A woman had been talking on the phone
for about half an hour, and then she hung up.
“Wow,” said her husband, “that was short. You usually talk for two hours. What happened?”
“Wrong number,” replied the wife.
A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked,
“Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?”
The father replied, “It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean.”
With that the father went to the telephone and dialed a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, “Hello, is Melvin there?”
The man answered, “There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don’t you learn to look up numbers before you dial?”
“See,” said the father to his daughter. “That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something and we annoyed him. Now watch…”
The father dialed the number again. “Hello, is Melvin there?” asked the father.
“Now look here!” came the heated reply. “You just called this number and I told you that there is no Melvin here. You’ve got lot of guts calling again!” The receiver slammed down hard.
The father turned to his daughter and said, “You see, that was anger. Now I’ll show you what exasperation means.”
He dialed the same number, and a violent voice roared, “Hello!”
The father calmly said, “Hello, this is Melvin! Have there been any calls for me?”
A young Australian couple recently moved to Florida
and their first experience with the humid environment was the presence of insects and flies.
They had a lot to contend with outside of the new environment, and the husband decided to take it upon himself to deal with the flies.
Sheila walked into the kitchen to find Bruce stalking around with a fly swatter.
“What are you doing?” She asked.
“Hunting Flies” He responded.
“Oh. K*lling any?” She asked.
“Yep, 3 males, 2 Females,” he replied.
Intrigued, she asked. “How can you tell them apart?”
He responded, “3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.”