Joke 599

12 Nov

This is a true story from the Reader’s Digest, Australia, sent in by Iain Steven, Rotorua.


One rainy night, I stopped to pick up two hitch-hikers on a lonely road and was a little concerned when a third man appeared with an object in his hand. My fears were allayed by their story. After their vehicle ran out of fuel, they had got a lift to town, bought a can of petrol and were trudging back.

I drove them to their car amid effusive thanks, then proceeded feeling very much the Good Samaritan.

Next morning, I found the can of petrol still on the back floor.



Another true story, this time from the Reader’s Digest, Canada, sent in by Alvin T. Parker.

Lassie friendship ring

Lassie friendship ring (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One overcast evening I passed the principal of York University’s Glendon College, Toronto, who was out looking for his missing Lassie look-alike. He told me the dog often ran away, so he had put a metal tag on its collar asking that anyone finding the dog send it home in a taxi.

A few days later I again met the principal, and he told me that as he was trudging home during a downpour that night, his snug and dry dog had passed him in a taxi.



And for those of you who prefer jokes to true stories, here’s a Tim Viner:

This bloke said to me, ‘I’m going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library.’

I thought, ‘That’s a turn-up for the books.’

12 Responses to “Joke 599”

  1. terry1954 November 12, 2012 at 04:06 #

    that first story was eerie!!!


  2. adinparadise November 12, 2012 at 04:29 #

    The joke is so pathetic that it’s really funny. 🙂 The first story made my hair stand on end….now if only it would stay like that. 😆 Have a great day, Tilly. I’m just off to bed.


    • vivinfrance November 12, 2012 at 15:51 #

      I’m disappointed. I’ve always visualised you with one of those palm tree haircuts like your gravatar. Isn’t it really like that?


      • adinparadise November 12, 2012 at 17:15 #

        😆 My hair reminds me of Sir Toby Belch’s remark to Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, “It hangs like flax on a distaff.”


  3. November 12, 2012 at 04:52 #

    Laughing before bed : )))


  4. misswhiplash November 12, 2012 at 08:32 #

    love it….


  5. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 12, 2012 at 10:12 #

    Another great one-liner from Tim Vine!


  6. eof737 November 12, 2012 at 11:55 #

    That second story had me laughing. 😉 It should have read: his smug and smart dog… 😆


  7. sharechair November 12, 2012 at 12:12 #

    I am creeped out by story number one.


  8. SchmidleysScribbling November 12, 2012 at 15:40 #

    Really weird, but I love the dog story. Dianne


  9. Grannymar November 12, 2012 at 20:15 #

    That dog had me laughing.


  10. viveka November 12, 2012 at 20:31 #

    Story one …. is a bit creepy !!!!!


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