You know how easy it is for stuff to pile up. Your intentions are good, but you get behind on some tasks and never get caught up. I have that problem with email.
If it is essential I read it immediately. Other stuff can wait. And wait. I promise myself I am going to deal with it, but I can never find the time. A full inbox hurts no-one, not even me.
Today you benefit from that. Maybe tomorrow too.
Twenty years ago I was hosting a morning drive radio show, 6-10 a.m. on weekdays. It was my job to help people start their day. I gave the time, the weather, news and traffic reports. And to lighten things up, I told the occasional joke.
To find material I thought was funny, I subscribed to a number of email joke services. Most of what I received didn’t make me laugh, but different individuals have different tastes. If I told it on-air, it was because I thought it was funny. Listeners didn’t always agree with me on that one, but there were no death threats.
I saved those emails containing the jokes, at least the ones I hadn’t used yet. The folder is still in my email program.
So today, a bit of humor for you. I can’t remember why I didn’t tell this one when I first heard it. I chuckled when I re-read it last night. If you don’t find it funny, remember what I said about different tastes.
An elderly couple who were childhood sweethearts had married and settled down in their old neighborhood and are celebrating their sixtieth wedding anniversary. They walk down the street to their old school.
There, they hold hands as they find the old desk they’d shared and where he had carved “I love you,Sally.”
On their way back home, a bag of money falls out of an armored car practically at their feet. She quickly picks it up, but they don’t know what to do with it so they take it home. There, she counts the money, and it’s fifty-thousand dollars. The husband says, “We’ve got to give it back.” She says, “Finders keepers.” And she puts the money back in the bag and hides it up in their attic.
The next day, two FBI men are going door-to-door in the neighborhood looking for the money and show up at their home. They say, “Pardon me, but did either of you find any money that fell out of an armored car yesterday?”
She says, “No.”
The husband says, “She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.”
She says, “Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile.”
But the agents sit the man down and begin to question him. One says, “Tell us the story from the beginning.” The old man says, “Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday…”
The FBI guy looks at his partner and says, “We’re outta here…”
Well, I thought it was funny.