Joke 505

10 Aug

Albert Einstein

This was doing the rounds in an email.  I have no idea if it is true or a joke.  I’d like to think it’s for real.

When Albert Einstein was on the speaker’s circuit, he usually found himself longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks and manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.

“I have an idea, boss,” his chauffeur said. “I’ve heard you give this speech so many times, I bet I could give it for you.”

Einstein laughed and said, “Why not? Let’s do it!”

When they arrived at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur’s cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room.  The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein’s speech and even answered a few questions expertly.

Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody’s fool.  Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said, “Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me.”

26 Responses to “Joke 505”

  1. gtalan August 10, 2012 at 05:43 #

    That was really good.

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  2. Three Well Beings August 10, 2012 at 05:45 #

    Let’s just believe that story is true! I just love that. And I really like the photo of Einstein. It’s so much like somebody’s home snapshot! I enjoyed this very much. Debra

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  3. Pseu August 10, 2012 at 06:11 #

    Einstein a go-go?

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  4. Philo Yan August 10, 2012 at 07:20 #

    Yes, I have heard this joke from my hubby. Someone send it via email. Whether it’s true or not, we’ll never know. Unless if the chauffeur is still alive…….which I doubt.

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  5. bigsmileu1 August 10, 2012 at 07:21 #

    Hilarious! I laughed as soon as I read the last line. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  6. vivinfrance August 10, 2012 at 07:29 #

    I don’t care if it’s apocryphal, I love to see pomposity pricked.

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  7. musicgal2012 August 10, 2012 at 07:44 #

    Yeaha, very good. It’s gotta be true. I mean, who’d make up such a story…he he lol

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  8. restlessjo August 10, 2012 at 11:33 #

    I have a chauffeur just like that! (the husband)

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  9. boomiebol August 10, 2012 at 12:17 #

    Ha ha nice one

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  10. Kate Kresse August 10, 2012 at 12:25 #

    brilliant!

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  11. judithatwood August 10, 2012 at 12:49 #

    Oh, I hope that’s true!

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  12. countingducks August 10, 2012 at 13:11 #

    What a brilliant story. I do hope its true

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  13. misswhiplash August 10, 2012 at 13:57 #

    very good..a great answer..but we shall never ever know

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  14. robincoyle August 10, 2012 at 18:03 #

    I have my chauffeur answer for me all the time.

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  15. slpmartin August 10, 2012 at 18:30 #

    I really like that story a lot…must try and remember it.

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  16. grannymar August 10, 2012 at 21:35 #

    I hope it is true since it made me laugh out loud.

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  17. Jodie August 13, 2012 at 03:03 #

    Lol, I hope it’s true! I can image the look on that guys face, and the reaction from the crowed, when the “chauffeur” answered his question with out skipping a beat. (and the giggle they had on the way home after the lecture)

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  18. Perfecting Motherhood August 15, 2012 at 00:20 #

    Haha, good one!

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  19. viveka August 15, 2012 at 20:26 #

    Excellent …. this could be a true story – love it .. that is the way I would have done myself.
    It’s delegation for you. EXCELLENT!!!!!

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