A new prisoner is placed in his cell. Before long it is time for “lights out” and the cellblock becomes dark and nearly silent.
Eventually a voice from the darkness cries out: “Twenty-two!” and everyone breaks out into raucous laughter. A while later another voice calls out “Forty-one!” and again the entire cellblock hoots and roars.
The new prisoner asks the guy in the next cell: “What’s going on?”
The guy says: “We’ve been here so long, we all know each other’s jokes. So we assigned numbers to them, and when we want to tell a joke we just use the number.”
The new prisoner decides to give it a try. He calls out: “Eighteen!”
No response whatsoever … not even a snicker.
The guy in the next cell says: “Some people just don’t know how to tell a joke.”
Can a person be chalant?
Thought for the day
“There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 TEV
God knows that failure is part of life. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He’s not surprised when we mess up. In fact, he sent Jesus to clean up our mess. He didn’t send him to point an accusing finger.