Monday, October 27, 2008

And now for something mostly irrelevant

Wowsers&stuff..... this political stuff is getting too much. Kinda. Sorta.

The local Dem headquarters is just a block from my apartment. I am volunteering some time (just a little) to do phone calls. Last Thursday Carole King was in, drumming up some excitement.

Her hair is a lot greyer, but she is a very nice, amiable person. I was able to say, "Hi". What fun.
And work is the pits. I had two weeks of vacation left in 08, a week of which I have to use before December 4th. So I am officially taking a lot of time off. Unofficially, I wasn't working too much, anyways. I think my next 'scheduled' full week is sometime in January.

But now for something totally irrelevant, as opposed to mostly irrelevant.
A small story.

Four retired guys were walking down the street in Ft. Meyers, Florida
when they saw a sign that said, "Old Timer's Bar" "All Drinks 10 Cents!"

They looked at each other, then went in, thinking this is too good to be true.

The old bartender said in a voice that carried across the room, "Come on
in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, Gentlemen?"

All four asked for a martini. In short order, the bartender served up four iced
martinis, shaken, not stirred, and said, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."

The four men stared at the bartender for a moment, looked at each
other....then paid the 40 cents.

After the second round, which cost them under a dollar, their curiosity
got the best of them. Finally, one of the men said, "How can you afford to
serve martinis as good as these for only a dime apiece?"

"Well, I'm a retired tailor from Boston, and I always wanted to own a
bar. Last year I hit the lottery for $50 million and decided to open this
place. Every drink costs a dime, wine, liquor, beer, all the same."

"Wow, that's quite a story" said one of the men.

As they continued to sip their martinis, they couldn't help but notice
the other three guys at the end of the bar who didn't have a drink in front
of them....and hadn't ordered anything all the while they were there.
One of the men gestured toward the men with no drinks and asked the
bartender, "What's with them?"

"Oh, they're from Wisconsin. They're waiting for happy hour at 5 o'clock
when drinks are half price."


Randal Graves said...

HA! I always knew you Wisconsiniteians were cheap bastards.

Anonymous said...

Heh! Good one Jimmy. I'll bet those guys at the end of the bar all make over $250k and are just cheap, pissed off bastards angry about tax increases and socialism.

Dusty said...

lol...the Okies are cheap bastards too, and I know...I married one of those suckas!

Anonymous said...

I sooooo wish I'd known this joke when MathMan's grandma Gigi was alive.

Enjoy your time off Mr. Brush with Celebrity.

Distributorcap said...

did you feel the earth move under your feet, or the sky come tumblin down

okjimm said...

Ah, we all need a decent joke once in awhile.

Dcap.... it was so nice to meet her. She is really short.... and so sweet a person! Plus, with just a quick smile, she got me to do more volunteer work than I intended to do.

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