Joke 813

14 Jun
Nineteenth century engraving of a performance ...

Nineteenth century engraving of a performance from the Chester mystery play cycle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A mystery-lover takes his place in the theatre for opening night, but his seat is way back in the theatre, far from the stage.

The man calls over an usher and whispers, ”I just love a good mystery, and I have been anxiously anticipating the opening of this play. However, in order to carefully follow the clues and fully enjoy the play, I have to watch a mystery close up. Look how far away I am! If you can get me a better seat, I’ll give you a handsome tip.” 

The usher nods and says he will be back shortly. Looking forward to a large tip, the usher speaks with his co-workers in the box office, hoping to find some closer tickets.

With just three minutes left until curtain, he finds an unused ticket at the Will Call window and snatches it up. Returning to the man in the back of the theatre, he whispers, ”Follow me.” The usher leads the man down to the second row, and proudly points out the empty seat right in the middle. 

”Thanks so much,” says the theatregoer, ”This seat is perfect.” He then hands the usher a dollar. 

The usher looks down at the dollar, leans over and whispers, ”The butler did it in the parlor with the candlestick.”



10 Responses to “Joke 813”

  1. June 14, 2013 at 04:10 #

    Is it weird that I look for you before bed???? 🙂


  2. graypoet June 14, 2013 at 04:19 #

    Seems I’m not alone. 🙂


  3. viv blake June 14, 2013 at 07:17 #

    Serves him right, the mingy man!


  4. Grannymar June 14, 2013 at 09:10 #

    Stinger! The mystery-lover, not you. Tilly!


  5. benzeknees June 14, 2013 at 09:43 #

    Good revenge!


  6. Colonialist June 14, 2013 at 10:22 #

    Positively poetic.


  7. kiwidutch June 14, 2013 at 11:53 #

    Ha Ha… justice!!!


  8. mairedubhtx June 14, 2013 at 13:43 #

    That will teach the stingy man!


  9. slpmartin June 14, 2013 at 15:47 #

    Perfect…just love this one!


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