Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Doing Prom Right & Hump Day Funnies


Cranky old ladies like myself often yearn for the good old days. We talk about how much better things were back then and how the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Teenagers are a favorite target. Lazy, disrespectful, and don't even get me started about those drooping britches...

Actually, I like today's teenagers. Through my grandkids, I've gotten to know a lot of them and they give me hope for the future. They've also figured out some things I think we had completely wrong. Case in point...High School Prom.

When I was in high school (back in the dark ages), if a girl didn't get asked to prom by a boy, she simply didn't go. Period. End of discussion. A boy could go stag, if he really wanted to; but it basically meant paying for a tux and a ticket to stand around the punch bowl while the couples danced.

It's different now. Sure, a lot of teens go to prom as couples. Boys ask girls. Sometimes girls ask boys. But they also go in non-coupled groups. Groups of girls, groups of boys, or all mixed together. And no one thinks anything of it. 

My granddaughter's prom was last weekend. She opted to go with a group of girls. And they were geared up to have a great time. (Which I heard later, they really did.)

 I think these kids are on to something.  How about you?

Short hump day funnies: 

A guy broke into my apartment last week.  He didn’t take my TV, just the remote. Now he drives by and changes the channels. Sick son of a...  

Don't wear headphones while vacuuming. I just finished the whole house and realized the vacuum wasn't plugged in.

Not so short hump day funny:

There was a Scottish painter named Smokey MacGregor who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. 

As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings. Smokey put in a bid and, because his price was so low, he got the job. 

So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine. 

Well, Smokey was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.

Smokey was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried:  

"Oh God, Oh God, forgive me; what should I do?" 

And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke:

"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"

I'm sorry. It just made me laugh.  Okay, let's cut to your"aw".  

Can your resist this face? 

I couldn't either.

That's it for today.Hope these funnies got you over the mid-week hump and heading for the weekend. See you next week. (Please, don't forget to say hi.)

Question for Today:

Why are people my age so much older than I am?


Stacy McKitrick said...

Love your question for today. My husband will say "there's so many old people here," whenever we go someplace (like a concert). I'll say, "they're OUR age!" :D

Mason Canyon said...

I love the idea of going to the prom in groups and yes, I wish it had been that way "back" in my day too. Great laughs. Those so helped my day. Hope your day is filled with laughter too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I agree! People my age look and act so much older.
No way I'd go to the prom alone or with a group of dudes.
Like the one about the thief changing the channels.

Maria Zannini said...

I didn't realize kids today went to prom in groups. It's a great idea.

We're just a tad more active than the average person our age, but we can also point to people older than us who can out-perform a 20 year old.

Weaver said...

Thanks for the laughs, and I agree about the young people. Many of them have a great sense of improving the world that I admire.

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - I got up to give a little old lady my seat on a bus a couple years ago. Later, my husband mentioned, she was probably younger than I was.

Mason - Thank you! Be happy.

Alex - I think the idea appeals less to guys because you always had the option of asking a date. In those days, girls had to wait to be asked.

Maria - True. Our church disaster recovery team has lots of members older than us and they work circles around me.

Donna - Yup. There are a lot of good ones out there, trying to move things in a better direction.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

They look like they were having fun long before the prom. I still preferred going with a guy though.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - Personally, me too. But it's nice that they have another option. said...

What a relief to be able to go to Prom with friends. I faced too much pressure and stigma - it was traumatizing to not go.

Interesting creature there; what is it?
Be well and happy, LD.

Mike Keyton said...

Thank you for that 'Repaint, Repaint and thin no more. : )

Murees Dupè said...

Your granddaughter is defintely on to something. I don't think anyone at my high school ever thought of that. You always know how to get us over those humps. Thank you for the laugh, and as always, this adorable, aw.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the AWWW!
Totally agree on young people today - they are awesome and I have lots of hope for the future!
And yes, I'm younger than I am as well... :P

LD Masterson said...

Robin - Yes! Back then girls not only had to face staying home but the stigma of people knowing you didn't get asked. (And that's a baby slothe. Cute little sucker.)

Mike - You're welcome. It cracked me up.

Murees - And thank you for coming by.

Jemi - It's too bad the less-than-awesome ones get all the attention. (Some days I'm so much younger than I am, I'm not even in the same generation. Lol.)