There were three old ladies sitting around the kitchen table – Gertrude, Sophia and Harriet.
Gertrude said, “I think I’ll go upstairs now and take a bath.” She took all her clothes off as she was filling up the tub, she had one foot in the tub and the other still outside. She said, “Was I getting into the tub or coming out of the tub?”
Sophia and Harriet were downstairs chatting with each other, when Sophia said, “You know, Gertrude’s been up there for quite a while – I’d better go and check on her.” As she was going up the stairs, she stopped and turned around and said, “Was I going up the stairs or coming down the stairs?”
Harriet was left sitting at the table by herself. After she heard Sophia’s remark, she said, “Thank goodness I’m not that bad, knock on wood. Was that the front door or the back door?
An Army private filling out a questionnaire for a correspondence course was stymied by the question, “How long has your present employer been in business?”
He thought for a moment, then wrote, “Since 1776.”
Thought for the day
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” (James 1:2–4 MSG).
The Bible says, “Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete” (James 1:2–4 LB).