Monday, May 21, 2007

A Few Jokes to Enliven Your Monday

You Might Be a Schoolteacher if...

  • you have no time for a life from August to June.
  • you want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work from 8 to 3 and have your summers free!"
  • when out in public you feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior.
  • you refer to adults as "boys and girls."
  • you encourage your spouse by telling them they are a "good helper."
  • you've ever had your profession slammed by someone who would never dream of doing your job.
  • meeting a child's parents instantly answers the question, "Why is this kid like this?"
  • you believe "extremely annoying" should have its own box on the report card.
  • you know hundred good reasons for being late.
  • you don't want children of your own because there isn't a name you can hear that wouldn't elevate your blood pressure.

A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children. "You all have obsessions," he observed.

To the first mother he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You even named your daughter Candy."

He turned to the second mom. "Your obsession is money. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny."

He turned to the third mom. "Your obsession is alcohol and your child's name is Brandy."

At this point, the fourth mother got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered, "Come on, Dick, let's go home."

Two cows were talking in the field one day.

First Cow: "Have you heard about the Mad Cow disease that's going around?"

Second Cow: "Yeah, makes you glad you're a penguin, doesn't it?"

Neurotics build castles in the sky.
Psychotics live in them.
Psychiatrists collect the rent.

You are one of three people on a malfunctioning airplane with only one parachute. How would you react?
Pessimist: you refuse the parachute because you might die on the jump anyway.
Optimist: you refuse the parachute because people have survived crashes just like this before.
Procrastinator: you play a game of Monopoly for the parachute.
Bureaucrat: you order them to conduct a feasibility study on parachute use in multi-engine aircraft under code red conditions.
Computer Scientist: you design a machine capable of operating a parachute as well as a human being could.
Mathematician: you refuse to accept the parachute without proof that it will work in all cases.
Engineer: you make them another parachute out of aisle curtains and dental floss.
Psychoanalyst: you ask them what the shape of a parachute reminds them of.
Doctor: you tell them you need to run more tests, then take the parachute in order to make your next appointment.
Lawyer: you charge one parachute for helping them sue the airline.
Judge: after reminding them of their constitutional right to have a parachute, you take it and jump out.
Economist: your only rational and moral choice is to take the parachute, as the free market will take care of the other person.
Statistician: you plot a demand curve by asking them, at regular intervals, how much they would pay for a parachute.
IRS auditor: you confiscate the parachute along with their luggage, wallet, and gold fillings.
Manager: as you jump out with the parachute, you tell them to work hard and not expect handouts.
Consultant: you tell them not to worry, since it won't take you long to learn how to fix a plane.
Salesperson: you sell them the parachute at top retail rates and get the names of their friends and relatives who might like one too.
Advertiser: you strip-tease while singing that what they need is a neon parachute with computer altimeter for only $39.99.
Philosopher: you ask how they know the parachute actually exists.
Teacher: you give them the parachute and ask them to send you a report on how well it worked.
English major: you explicate simile and metaphor in the parachute instructions.
Comparative Literature major: you read the parachute instructions in all four languages.
Dramatist: you tie them down so they can watch you develop the character of a person stuck on a falling plane without a parachute.
Modern Painter: you hang the parachute on the wall and sign it.
Auto Mechanic: as long as you are looking at the plane engine, it works fine.


  1. What I always come for!!....Ash:)

  2. Hi Nick ~~ So glad you are nearly home again and hope this never happens again. Great jokes as usual
    Take care, Good luck with moving the Compressor, and then go for Alex-wow
    That will be a celebration indeed.
    Regards, Merle.

  3. Nick, you're in fine form again. It's a lovely sight to see.

    Happy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...etc etc.

  4. Glad to hear that you & Alex are back together again!!!

    & thanks for the laughs:)

  5. I appreciate your jokes!