Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fun Monday

This week, the challenge from Peter is to tell your favourite joke or post your favourite cartoon.

Here is the best joke I've heard in weeks.

A father had two sons, one of whom was a ceaseless optimist and the other was a hopeless pessimist. No matter what, one son was happy about things and the other was complaining. The father worked hard to try to even the boys out, to show them that the world was not always as they expected.

For Christmas, the father got the pessimist a lovely gold watch. For the optimist - a brightly coloured box filled with horse manure. The father hoped that the pessimist would be uplifted by his gift and that the optimist would be brought back down to earth.

On Christmas morning, the boys eagerly tore into their presents. The father asked the pessimist about his gift. The boy responded "Oh, I got this watch. It's really nice but I can't see that I'll ever enjoy wearing it. It'll probably just get broken or stolen."

The father then asked the optimist what he got for Christmas. Excitedly, the boy shouted, "A pony!"

19 Comments:

At 30 December 2007 at 15:59, Blogger Kaycie said...

That's very cute. Made me laugh out loud.

 
At 30 December 2007 at 21:06, Blogger laurie said...

aw. i love it. i'm an optimist but perhaps not quite to that degree.

 
At 31 December 2007 at 00:24, Blogger mjd said...

Your joke is sweet...may we all have an optimistic new year

 
At 31 December 2007 at 04:04, Blogger Alison said...

That is a good one...thanks for the laugh.

 
At 31 December 2007 at 04:23, Blogger Cynthia said...

teehee teehee

 
At 31 December 2007 at 05:48, Blogger Peter said...

That lad was truly an optimist Ann, thanks.

 
At 31 December 2007 at 11:20, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Funny!!!

Did you know why the Nativity Scene cannot be displayed in D.C.? Because no one can find 3 wise men OR a virgin!!!!

Mine's posted! Come laugh with me today!!!

 
At 31 December 2007 at 14:20, Blogger kitten said...

LOL! Very cute!
Happy New Year!

 
At 31 December 2007 at 18:58, Blogger Sandy said...

and I just thought that I was an optimist Thank you.

 
At 31 December 2007 at 19:30, Blogger Tiggerlane said...

LOL! OMG...I actually DID LOL!!!

A pony! Bwahahahah!

 
At 31 December 2007 at 20:14, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

Very funny!

 
At 31 December 2007 at 23:07, Blogger Michelle said...

HaHa!! That's great!!!

 
At 1 January 2008 at 01:13, Blogger ChrisB said...

LOL my family tell me I'm the pessimist!

Happy New Year

 
At 1 January 2008 at 04:37, Blogger The Rotten Correspondent said...

Very funny. I always like optimists.

 
At 1 January 2008 at 16:21, Blogger -Ann said...

Glad you all enjoyed it. Peter and I have decided that I like the joke so much because I want a pony. :)

Now, to catch up with Fun Monday participants...

 
At 1 January 2008 at 16:55, Anonymous Harlequin said...

Heh :-) That reminds me of the lovely bit in Veronica Mars where our favourite cynical hard-boiled heroine gets a graduation gift from her dad - he hands her an envelope and she shakes it before jumping up and down squeaking "A PONY!!"

Happy New Year -ann. xxx

 
At 1 January 2008 at 17:16, Blogger Robinella said...

That was funny! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 
At 3 January 2008 at 07:28, Blogger Pamela said...

best joke so far. Wishing that I could look at the sh** and be so happy. (:

 
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