The Best Possible Joke

          A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”

          The barber holds a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then asks the boy, “Which do you want?” The boy picks the quarters. The barber hands them to him and he leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”

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Alligator Ed's picture

Kin ya 'splain that to me. I ain't so good with economics.

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the barber often proves to customers how smart he is and how dumb the kid is. Often.

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Smile @Snode

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"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Robert J. McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman. From a press briefing during the Vietnam war.

ovals49's picture

Quarters actually contained silver. The barber repeated the demonstration every time the boy came in for a haircut.

The boy got a 50 cent discount and something of intrinsic value every time.

The day he chose the dollar would have been the boy’s last discount..

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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
Albert Einstein

Lily O Lady's picture

The pizza guy asked, “Do you want me to cut it into six slices or eight.”
The barber replied, “Better make it six. I couldn’t eat eight.”

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

CB's picture

for doing nothing. He's going to grow up and be the CEO of a huge transnational company.

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@CB

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"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Robert J. McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman. From a press briefing during the Vietnam war.

thanatokephaloides's picture

If one happens to need a haircut, and there are two barbers in town, one with exquisitely perfect hair (Yahooooo!) and the other one whose head resembles that of Bernie Sanders, which barber do you go to?

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@thanatokephaloides

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

PriceRip's picture

       
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much


RIP

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"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Robert J. McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman. From a press briefing during the Vietnam war.

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@PriceRip

          (1948 ⟶ ) with the parents I had this and other songs helped radicalize me. (I was that kid.) I listened and I learned.

Billie Holiday recorded the song again in 1956 and it was included in her album Lady Sings the Blues.

          By the time "Lady Sings the Blues" appeared it was a coda to the "early life" journey. The rest just flowed from that grounding in Reality.

RIP

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"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Robert J. McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman. From a press briefing during the Vietnam war.

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@PriceRip

Rich relations give

Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg