Joke 34

27 Apr

A sixteen year-old boy came home with a new Chevrolet Avalanche and his parents were concerned.  “Where did you get that truck???!!!”

He calmly told them, “I bought it today.”

“With what money?” demanded his parents. They knew what a Chevrolet Avalanche cost.

“It was only fifteen dollars.”

His parents began to panic. “Who would sell a truck like that for fifteen dollars?”

“It was the lady up the street,” said the boy. “She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars.”

“Oh my goodness!” moaned his mother.  “John, you go right up there and see what’s going on.”

The boy’s father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard, planting petunias.

He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a new Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars, and demanded to know why she did it.

“Well,” she said, “this morning I got a phone call from my husband.  I thought he was on a business trip in Milwaukee, but I learned from a friend he had run off to Hawaii with his mistress and  doesn’t intend to come back.

He claimed he was stranded and needed cash, and asked me to sell his new Chevrolet Avalanche and send him the money.  So I did.”

This joke appealed to me because it’s not the first time I’ve heard of this happening. 

The Hub always read the small ads in The Star when we lived in South Africa.  He saw a fancy sports car advertised for R1 but didn’t ring up about it because it was clearly a misprint.  He was chagrined to read a few days later that it wasn’t a misprint – a couple had been instructed to split everything fifty-fifty and the wife was so angry with her ex, she sold her car and gave him his fifty cents, as instructed.

5 Responses to “Joke 34”

  1. musings April 27, 2011 at 06:20 #

    This is really a case of sad, but funny. What a louse!


  2. vivinfrance April 27, 2011 at 06:34 #

    That’s a joke like a short story, well constructed.


  3. nrhatch April 27, 2011 at 14:23 #

    Love it!

    Good for her . . . still calmly tending HER garden.


  4. slpmartin April 27, 2011 at 16:26 #

    Good One!


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