Serious Friday Stuff...Sort of
I need your help. Very weighty decision pending here.
For some time now I've been closing my posts with a groaner, a pun guaranteed (hopefully) to make you groan and laugh. Many of you have asked where I come up with them and my answer is always, "everywhere".
Well, there seems to be less "everywhere" than there used to be and I'm having trouble coming up with enough good puns for every post. (No snarky comments allowed.)
So I've decide to cut back the groaners to once a week and do something else for a closer on the other two days. Now the decision part...what should I use to replace the groaner?
(you know, those misworded lines from newspapers, church newsletters, etc.)
Please toss in your two cents on this earth-shattering issue and help me decide. What would you like to see?
By the way, I'm sorry this post is going up late today. I spent last night at a dive/swim meet. Ever attend one of these? The diving portion lasted two hours. My granddaughter had four dives. A dive is over in about a second. Maybe three if you count standing-on-the-board time. That's 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 48 seconds of waiting and 12 seconds of cheering. The swim meet lasted four hours. She swam in four events. Maybe 30 seconds each. That's 3 hours... well, you get the idea.
Oh, and it was in the mid 90's and VERY sunny at the pool.
(She took first place in the 25 meter backstroke.)
In the winter we go to my grandson's wrestling meets. Wrestling meets can last over six hours. He will wrestle in three or four matches. Each match lasts about...
Okay, don't forget to leave your preference on a groaner replacement. (Maria! Stop cheering!)
Have a fantastic weekend.
Groaner of the Day: In the days of old, when Genghis Kahn's men were running over Asia, they set their sights on further shores. Rather than 'huns', these warriors were known as Kahn's men, or simply, Kahns. When they had conquered all the way to the water's edge, they build boats, gathered their loot, and bravely went to sea.
By a sad twist of fate, they encountered an island of lepers, which resulted in most of the crew being infected. Hastily leaving that island, they set sail again, but by the time they reached Ireland, there wasn't much left of them. Disembarking on stubby limbs, they set forth, but were soon set upon by the natives for the riches they carried. Rotted away, but still clever, they hid on the island and awaited rescue, and the locals never did get their hands on the treasure.
And that's how the story of the little people got started in Ireland - the leper Kahn's and their pots of gold.
Cunning though diseased, the Kahns were never fooled by those who tried to trick them out of their pots of gold by swapping them for an empty pot - thus the saying: "You cannot change a leper's pots".