05 July 2005

A few random things to think about

Extrapolation. “Do you realize that in about 30 or 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos and belly button rings?”

Perspectives. “I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then suddenly it hit me.”

Are you sure you want to know? “A woman was shopping at her local supermarket where she selected:

  • A 2-litre bottle of HiLo milk
  • A carton of eggs
  • A litre of orange juice,
  • A head of hydroponic lettuce,
  • A kilo can of coffee
  • A brown paper bag of mushrooms
As she was unloading her items on the rubber belt to run it through the register, a drunk standing behind her watched her unload them. While the cashier was ringing up her purchases, the drunk calmly stated, ‘<hic> You must be single.’

The woman was a bit startled by this proclamation, but she was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since she was indeed single.

She looked at her shopping on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about her selections that could have tipped off the drunk to her marital status.

Curiosity getting the better of her, she said ‘Well, you know what, you’re absolutely correct. But how on earth did you know?’

The drunk replied, ‘<hic> ’Cause you’re really ugly.’ ”

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