Joke 291

9 Jan

A man answers a knock at the door, but there is no one there. Just as he’s about to close the door, he hears a small voice say, “Excuse me sir, could I interest you in a set of encyclopaedias?” He looks down and sees a snail on his doorstep. 

Angered at being dragged away from a television program by a snail selling encyclopaedias, he kicks the poor snail off his front step and into the garden, before returning inside.

Six months later, there’s a knock at the door. He answers the door to find the snail, who asks, “What did you do that for?”

15 Responses to “Joke 291”

  1. andy1076 January 9, 2012 at 05:50 #

    LOL Poor Snail! 😀


  2. jmgoyder January 9, 2012 at 06:00 #

    Love it! Sort of!


    • andy1076 January 9, 2012 at 06:04 #

      Oh come on, i’m sure no snails were harmed in the creation of the story 😀


      • Tilly Bud January 10, 2012 at 12:10 #

        😀 😀


      • Hanna January 11, 2012 at 13:00 #

        Funniest comment on this post so far :).


  3. barb19 January 9, 2012 at 06:02 #



  4. viv blake January 9, 2012 at 07:47 #

    Ouch. This story made me sad, though I laughed anyway.


  5. Hanna January 9, 2012 at 08:54 #

    Aw… poor snail… 😦


  6. planaquarium January 9, 2012 at 11:20 #

    :):) Love it!


  7. granny1947 January 9, 2012 at 21:10 #

    Snails in garlic…yummmmmmmmmmmmmm


  8. Brenda January 10, 2012 at 03:09 #

    you obviously forgot my SWS post about my snail infestation! LOL…
    cute joke!


  9. sarsm January 10, 2012 at 07:22 #

    I took a call about three weeks before Christmas. A woman who knew the name of my youngest, knew our address and the name of the little ones nursery and went on to say that she had something for the little one. She went on about the nursery and I honestly thought the man she told me had to come and see me, had something to do with the nursery. She spoke so fast, I had trouble understanding her and when I explained that I’m a foreigner, she was quite rude to me, however because I still thought it was someone to do with the nursery, I was polite.

    I asked at the nursery but they had no knowledge of the caller. I couldn’t cancel the ‘visitor’ because the caller had abruptly put the phone down and hadn’t left me a number.

    The man arrived at the door and I told him straight, if he’s selling something I’m NOT buying. He said he wasn’t. TWO AND A HALF HOURS later he left having spent the whole time trying to sell us a set of encyclopedias for the bargain price of about 3000 Euro’s. He told us it was such an important buy that other things should be gone without in order to buy it.

    I wondered how I could justify in a court of law, the starvation of my children in order to impart knowledge?!?

    The man of course, left with no sale.

    The best bit for me was though when the 5yo insisted on making him look through a stack of books she ALREADY HAS for half an hour.


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