Monday 7 November 2011


I recently read that you shouldn't write a blog unless you have something to say.  My problem is I have too much to say!  I hear the morning news and off I go, asking questions, wondering why, solving problems.  I don't understand why everyone isn't like me.  Why am I so different?

This week I have been out to lunch (twice), dinner (once), theatre (once), received a proposal or marrriage from some random guy on facebook, received my first Chrismas present (15 bottles of wine), had two great grandaughters and then two grandsons on sleepover, progressed my proposed plan to build a house and on Thursday I'm going to the cinema. And this has been a quiet week.  No wonder I have opinions on things.

I also have a wonderful variety of friends who send me pointlessly funny news items from all over the world.  This is the latest.  I think I have heard this one before, but it still makes me howl with laughter.

Subject: Government Investigates Rancher

The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards claimed a small rancher was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.

GOV’T AGENT: “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.”

RANCHER: ”Well, there’s my hired hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.

Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here.

He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night so he can cope with life.

He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.”

GOV’T AGENT: “That’s the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one.”

RANCHER: “That would be me.”


Maggie May said...

You really make me tired with your boundless energy! (Maybe I'm a bit envious of it!) However, I am really pleased that you set such a good example to the rest of the world that life can be rich when you are a senior citizen.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Sueann said...

Ha!! Now that was funny!! Loved it!
Sounds like your past few weeks have been rich and full and blessed!!
Good for you...and continue more of the same!

RNSANE said...

Great joke...and, whatever you take to keep your motor running, dear Ann, please send me some. said...

I don't actually have that much energy Maggie. I normally spend the afternoon snoozing or reading a book! It just reads as though I do a lot. said...

Despite what I have just replied to Maggie, I guess I do have a rich, full and blessed lift SueAnn. said...

Most days I'm out of juice Carmen!

Jay said...

Ah, you put me to shame, you really do!! I hope your road trip comes off - wouldn't that be great?

Love the joke! LOL!