The telephone rings at dawn

Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 07:48 pm
Sent to me by a friend in Austria (don't miss it):

At dawn the telephone rings.

'Hello, Senor Rod? This is Ernesto, the caretaker at your country house.'

'Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?'

'Um, I am just calling to advise you, Senor Rod, that your parrot, ... he is dead.'

'My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition?'

'Si, Senor, that's the one.'

'Damn! That's a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?'

'From eating the rotten meat, Senor Rod.'

'Rotten meat? Who the hell fed him rotten meat?'

'Nobody, Senor. He ate the meat of the dead horse.'

'Dead horse? What dead horse?'

'The thoroughbred, Senor Rod.'

'My prize thoroughbred is dead?'

'Yes Senor Rod, he died from all that work pulling the water cart.'

'Are you insane?? What water cart?'

'The one we used to put out the fire, Senor.'

'Good Lord!! What fire are you talking about, man??'

'The one at your house, Senor! A candle fell and the curtains caught on fire.'

'What the hell?? Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle?? !!'

'Yes, Senor Rod.'

'But there's electricity at the house!! What was the candle for?'

'For the funeral, Senor Rod.'


'Your wife's, Senor Rod. She showed up very late one night and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new tailor made Super Quad 460 golf club.'

SILENCE ........... A VERY LONG SILENCE ..........

'Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you're in serious trouble!!'

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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 08:04 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Without a doubt, THIS belongs in my bad jokes thread, CI Smile
cicerone imposter
Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 09:09 pm
Without any doubt.
Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 10:08 pm
@cicerone imposter,
c.i. :
we were telling that joke as teenagers some 60 years ago in germany - except there was something different for the "driver" - can't remember what it was .
jokes are constantly being recycled - they are one of the truly "green" products - they are never discarded .
cicerone imposter
Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 10:12 pm
I thought it was funny, because I laughed while reading it, but Mame seems to think it's not funny at all. Maybe, it's a man's joke.
Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 11:22 pm
@cicerone imposter,
A good race horse shouldn't die from pulling a water cart. Did the horse have some sort of congenital heart defect? And why did they get the thoroughbred to do the pulling? Couldn't they find a regular farm horse? If he died from puling a water cart he was probably on his last leg anyway. Better he die this way than in the middle of a big race.

Oh wait! This is just a joke -- sorry!
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 08:12 am
@cicerone imposter,
That story somehow reminded me of Lord Ellpus. Laughing
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 12:30 pm
Remember there used to be a song in Danish like that. Music by Misraki.
Misraki first found acclaim as a composer and lyricist of popular songs. His first hit was 1934's "Tout va tres bien" Sounds as that is the start of the joke.
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 08:36 am
@cicerone imposter,
Additionally, if the horse had just died then the meat should have still been fresh and safe for the bird to eat.
cicerone imposter
Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 11:11 am
I read that joke again, and laughed to my heart's content. Conclusion: it's a man's joke.
Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 11:15 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I admit, I laughed too CI. I'm just making conversation.
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