Monday, 14 November 2011


And for my next trip?  After christmas I plan to visit my grandson in Australia.  I will be going with my grandaughter and two great grandaughters but I may not be coming back with them.  I am hoping to be pursuaded to go on an extended road trip with my grandson and his girlfriend.  Wouldn't that be amazing?

Apologies, my friend sent me this terrible joke, but it is so, so funny and I think that we all need brightening up to counteract all the gloom.

After having their 11th child, an Irish couple decided that that was enough, as they couldn't afford a larger bed. So the husband went to his doctor and told him that he and his wife didn't want to have any more children ...

The doctor told him there was a procedure called a vasectomy that would fix the problem but it was expensive. A less costly alternative was to go home, get a large firecracker, light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.

The husband said to the doctor, "B'Jayzus, I may not be the smartest guy in the world, but I don't see how putting a firework in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me with my problem."

"Trust me, it will do the job", said the doctor.

So the man went home, lit a cracker and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear and began to count:

"1, 2, 3, 4, 5," at which point he paused, and placed the beer can between his legs so he could continue counting on his other hand.

This procedure also works in Australia, Tasmania and Greece .


SueAnn said...

Oh dear!! That is so funny!!

RNSANE said...

I know you will have a wonderful trip. I leave for my 4 month India stay on December 1 - will stop off for five days in Korea on my way home. I am so excited to finally go on an international trip again. It's been two full years!

The joke was cute.

Sandi McBride said...

Now I wasn't expecting that!!! You should look David up while you're in Australia! (David McMahon of Authorblog)...wish I could go with you...oh, have started a second blog, hope you will pop in...

Retiredandcrazy said...

It' hillarious isn't it SueAnn

Retiredandcrazy said...

Have a safe journey Carmen and and very, very enjoyable stay in India. My thoughts will be with you.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I should look up David shouldn't I?

Ciaran said...

That is a racist joke against us poor Irish Ann. Bad enough to have been oppressed by the English for 800 years and now this too!!!! :)