Makes Me Wonder.......  

pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F
3614 posts
3/25/2006 8:49 am

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3/29/2006 12:22 pm

Makes Me Wonder.......

Makes me wonder.....

Some of the jokes my wife knows and posts here make me belly-laugh...even though she's told them to me before. She knows a lot of them...as do other members of our family and friends.

I never really thought about it, but where do jokes come from?

Sure, the creative minds of comedy writers author most of them...to be used in books, on TV, the movies, or nightclub acts...but do just average, every-day people originate them, too?

The following "joke" is a true story. I actually heard and saw this occur back in the early 1970's. I was in a local bank...standing in line (one of four lines), waiting until it was my turn at the teller.

When I told this story to my wife, she remarked, "I've heard that joke before." I told her it was a true story...not a joke. But she insisted that she had either heard it or read it somewhere before.

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As I stood in one of four long lines at the bank, I couldn't help but notice a woman with a child, about 4 or 5 year's old, standing in one of the other lines.

The little boy was running all over the bank...getting into this...getting into that. Pulling out the pens, attached to the pen holder's with those little silver chains...throwing deposit and withdrawal slips all over the floor, and basically being a rambunctious, bored, little kid.

The mother was an attractive woman of about 30. Not remarkable due to her dress, makeup, or hair style, but attractive still.

Several times she would leave her place in line...go over to where her son was...and bring him back to stand with her in line...after picking up the mess he made.

The third time she left her spot in the line... she picked up the deposit and withdrawal slips that he had scattered all over the floor...took a firm hold of his upper arm...and walked back to her place in the line.

The little boy was continuing to be antsy, and even though she maintained her hold on his arm, he tried and tried to break loose from her to toddle off and have some more fun.

She bent down and pulled him close to her, whispering something in his ear. I would guess that it was probably something like, "If you don't behave yourself, I'm going to punish you when we get home."

The little boy tried to pull away from her again, and in a very loud voice, said, "Oh yeah...? If you do, I'm gonna tell Grandma that you put Daddy's pee-pee in your mouth..!"

The whole bank suddenly got very silent, and the woman, whose entire face now had a deep-crimson color to it, picked up her son and quickly walked out of the bank, with everyone watching.


So it makes me wonder.....was I, or one of the other people in the bank that day, the originator of this "joke"...? Did my / their telling this story to others over the years find it's way into a joke book or some stand-up comedian's repertoire..?

You be the judge.....

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rm_DarknStar 55F
2823 posts
3/25/2006 9:22 am

I dont know about the Joke......BUT I would DIE! if one of my kids screamed that in a bank or anywhere! Sucks to be that kid though, when he got home!....


libgemOH 57M/53F

3/25/2006 9:46 am

A book I read years ago by Robert Heinlein told of a guy who didn't know what humor was (he grew up on Mars, how could he? I love sci fi!)

Anyhow, when he finally got it, he explained that humor is our attempts to cope with tragedy or embarrassment or fear of any other negative emotions that we can have. And if you think about ANY joke you've heard, you'll see that there is some truth to that.

Now get off here, your lovely wife tells jokes better than you!!! -B


rm_cant_be_true 39M

3/25/2006 11:56 am

Jokes cum from dicks and pussies...

Seriously though I like to think that I invented comedy and that everyone else is a bunch of hecklers and hacks.


mycin62 55F

3/25/2006 4:27 pm

LOL, reminds me of the time my sisters took my niece to the pet store, she was about 5 at the time. There was a BIG parot there on a perch. My niece yells out "would you look at the size of the pecker on that thing!" My sisters were cracking up.
Cin


docdirk 48M

3/25/2006 5:12 pm

My mom hasn't forgiven me to this day!!!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...


pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

3/26/2006 7:46 am

DarknStar - This was so long ago it's hard to imagine what would have happened to this little boy. Back in those days...parents still used corporal punishment, without fear of DCF intervention...of course, it was so long ago, that the movie "Deep Throat" hadn't even made it's debut yet...and there were no branch banks, for that bank..! *boy, am I dating myself..!!!!*


pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

3/26/2006 7:50 am

libgemOH -

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*walks off...pouting and with his tail between his legs*


pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

3/26/2006 7:53 am

cant_be_true - We eagerly await the release of your first comedy album..!


pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

3/26/2006 7:56 am

mycin62 - *LMAO* Out of the mouth's of babes.....!


pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

3/26/2006 8:00 am

docdirk - *ROTFLMAO*

Do the doctor's hold any hope that the hand-prints will ever fade..?


TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
3/26/2006 9:37 am

LOL...loved the joke. Love your Blog and the jokes you put on it. You two sound like a solid, loving, real couple...you are very lucky to have found each other!!
It's always nice to discover real people on this site who know how to express themselves.


pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

3/26/2006 10:16 am

TheRealThing655 - Thank you for your very kind comments...it made our day.


TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
3/26/2006 10:29 am

    Quoting pragmaticCTcpl:
    TheRealThing655 - Thank you for your very kind comments...it made our day.
Well that makes me happy too!!


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