Saturday Stuff: “Just for fun” edition

I’ve been encountering some fun stuff in my Reader and my Inbox this week, so as a change of pace, I thought I’d share some of it this weekend. The regular links roundup will return next week.

Via e-mail from my aunt, a retired New York City teacher:

Kids  Are  Quick

TEACHER:   Maria, go to the map and find  North America .
MARIA:     Here it  is.
TEACHER:  Correct.  Now class, who discovered America?
CLASS:      Maria.

TEACHER:  John, why are you doing your math multiplication on  the floor?
JOHN:      You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER:  Glenn, how do you spell  ‘crocodile?’
GLENN:    K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L.
TEACHER:  No, that’s wrong.
GLENN:    Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. 

TEACHER:  Donald, what is the chemical formula for  water?
TEACHER:  What are you talking about?
DONALD:   Yesterday you said it’s H to O. 

TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.
WINNIE:    Me!

TEACHER:  Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN:      Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are. 

TEACHER:   Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘ I. ‘
MILLIE:     I  is..
TEACHER:   No, Millie… Always say, ‘I  am.’
MILLIE:      All right…  ‘I am  the ninth letter of the alphabet.’  

TEACHER:   George Washington not only chopped down  his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it.  Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
LOUIS:      Because George still had the axe in his hand. 

TEACHER:   Now,  Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers  before eating?
SIMON:     No sir, I don’t have to, my  Mom is a good cook. 

TEACHER:   Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy  his?
CLYDE :     No, sir. It’s the same dog. 

TEACHER:  Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer  interested?
HAROLD:   A teacher.

One of Jennifer Weiner’s favorite jokes:

With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit:

“May I see the new baby?’ I asked.

“Not yet,’ she said ‘I’ll make coffee and we can visit for a while first.”

Thirty minutes had passed, and I asked, ‘May I see the new baby now?’

‘No, not yet,’ she said.

After another few minutes had elapsed, I asked again, ‘May I see the baby now?’

“No, not yet,’ replied my friend.

Growing very impatient, I asked, ‘Well, when can I see the baby?’

“WHEN HE CRIES!’ she told me.

“WHEN HE CRIES?’ I demanded. ‘Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?’


Now, what was I doing?, via Not Always Right

Bookstore | Gainesville, FL, USA
Customer: “Hello?”
Me: “Hello ma’am, this is **** Bookstore. I’m calling to let you know the book you ordered has come in.”
Customer: “What? You’re who?”
Me: “This is **** Bookstore. You ordered a book from us and it’s here.”
Customer: “I ordered a book?”
Me: “Yes.”
Customer: “I don’t remember ordering anything.”
Me: “The order sticker says you ordered it last week. The title is Improving Your Memory.”

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Gypsy‘s total of 12 votes in A Novel Menagerie‘s “Beautiful Baby Contest” – she didn’t come in last, and she did receive an honorable mention:


Gypsy – Voted “Lady Of Grace & Elegance” Award

This photo was taken while she was drying off in the sun after falling into a creek – so much for grace and elegance! However, she is a Southern Belle and a (sort of) classy dame, and she appreciates the honor!

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7 other subscribers

  • Ti

    I can certainly see why Gypsy was given the Lady of Grace Award. Anyone that can look that good after falling into a creek deserves it!

  • Ti – It’s hard for me to be objective about my four-legged daughter, but she really is kind of cute :-). She’d dried off a bit when this was taken, though – she wasn’t quite as cute when she was dripping wet.

  • This was fun! Thanks for the post!

  • Sheri (ANM) – Thanks for the contest – that was fun, too :-)!

  • Congratulations to Gypsy! Ti’s right-I’ve never fallen into a creek, but I’m sure if I had, I would be looking much more frazzled!

  • Dreamybee – The funny thing is that she’s not one of those dogs that likes water, either – but she does like sunbathing, so I guess that helped her mellow out after her little dip.

  • Thanks for the laughs. 😀

  • Liyana – Glad you enjoyed 'em :-)!