13 February 2010

Saturday Satire : Career Paths

A father had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men, he really didn't know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem to concerned either.

One day, while the lad was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy's room and placed four objects on his bedside table: a Bible, a £5 note, a bottle of whisky and a Playboy magazine.

"I'll just hide behind the dooor," the father said to himself,"when he comes home from school this afternoon, I'll watch to see which object he picks up.

"If it's the Bible, he's going to be a vicar. If he picks up the money, he's going to be a banker or businessman. But if he picks up the bottle he's going to be a no-good drunkard. Worst of all, if he picks up the magazine he's going to be a skirt chasing bum."

The man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's footsteps as he entered the house and headed to his room. The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table.With curiosity in his eye, he walked over and inspected them.
Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the money and dropped it in his pocket. He then uncorked the bottle and took a big swig as he admired the centrefold in the magazine.

"Lord have mercy," the old man whispered disgustingly,"he's going to run for Parliament!"

6 comments:

dickiebo said...

5 Stars awarded! lol.

Gorilla Bananas said...

He ought to be proud of a son with such a wide range of interests.

Hogday said...

Getting Married
Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Devon , are all excited about their decision to get married.. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a chemist. Jacob suggests they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"
The pharmacist answers, "Yes."
Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Of course we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds "
Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"
Pharmacist: "Definitely."
Jacob: "How about suppositories?" Pharmacist: "You bet!"
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, and Alzheimer's?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"
Pharmacist: "Absolutely.."
Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"
Pharmacist: "We sure do."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes." Jacob: "Adult incontinence pants?" Pharmacist: "Sure."
Jacob: "We'd like to use this store for our wedding presents list..."


(Sage, I bet you thought it was another viagara joke)

Annette said...

very funny!

E.S. said...

Hogday you really made me laugh.

E.S. said...

Sage - of course you made me laugh too.