Humor and Alternatives
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A young minor felon just got sentenced to six months and ended up in a hardened institution for long termers and lifers. One day while on yard break he sits quietly and listens. He's hearing 1 and 2 digit numbers called out across the yard by various inmates. Some giggle at the number 95 as some frown and boo while others absolutely crack up hearing 92 and many other numbers called out. The laughs rolls out for 20 more minutes.
After a few days of the same routine he begins to get bored and inquires of a peer what on earth they're doing... a guy hollers "53" and everybody giggles while another boldly yells "26" and there's total silence and frowns across the yard? What's! What's up with that?
The fellow replies, "You know these guys have been here many years, right?" Newbie nods. "And new jokes hardly come in past these walls." Nods again. "Then you must realize we've heard the same jokes hundreds of times, right? So it's like this... We decided to give all jokes a number so we don't have to waste our time reciting the whole thing every time we want a good laugh."
Ohhhhh, I get it. Very smart and a great time saver. So, do you think they'd mind if I tried to tell a few?
"Suit yourself but you're on your own, ok?"
The next day, with grest confidence, the newcomer yells out "31". He gets frowns and hard stares returned from the old timers in a far corner. Thinks, let me try something lower and yells out "16" which echoes off the walls. Hoping for a positive response he gets back a snort and a snicker from a smoking huddle just feet away. Let me try something higher which must be funny and likely a newer one. He proudly syands, cups his hands over the mouth in the shape if a meg a phone and sounds off a good and loud "85" across the yard. Now he finds himself ducking from flying stones and debris from every direction.
He sounds off to his peer, "You know, I put everything I had into those jokes this morning and all I got back was a few snickers... and to top it off they cussed at me and threw things at me. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Walking away, the peer shrugs and replies, "Ya know, some guys can tell jokes and some guys can't.
So I enjoy the time I spend tending to my garden which has some expenses... sometimes I think it would have been cheaper to just buy the veggies in a market. https://forum.oneworldofnations.com/community/place-holder-1/lets-talk-gardening
Which reminds me of a cartoon I once saw in Playboy Mag.
In front of a fishing tackle shop was the husband drooling over the new fishing season's tackle, rods, reels, nets, flies and lures. Behind him stood the wife leaning in to make her statement...
"Aren't you still paying for that fish you caught last year?"
There's not much more to say.