Friday, August 28, 2009

Lesson for the day...

This lesson was passed on to me from a pre-school (for the gifted) teacher.

On his 74th birthday, a man got a gift certificate from his wife for a free visit to a medicine man living on a nearby Indian reservation. This particular medicine man was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.


Wanting to keep his wife happy, the old man decided to redeem his certificate...

During his visit, the medicine man gave the birthday boy a vial full of a sweet-smelling liquid and these instructions:

"This is powerful medicine and it must be respected. You must take only one teaspoonful and then say '1-2-3'. When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you will be able to perform for a very long time."
"How long is long? When will the medicine stop working?" the old man questioned.

"One dose will allow you to perform until your partner has had enough and says '1-2-3-4,' repled the healer. "And then, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."


Eager to see if the magic medicine would actually work, the old man hurried home, showered, shaved, and took his first dose; he then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.

When she came in, he took off his clothes and said:
"1-2-3!"
Immediately, he was the manliest of 74-year old men.


His wife was so excited to see his sudden burst of manliness that she started tearing off her own clothes.
"Ooooh, baby, now that's what I'm talking about...but what was the 1-2-3 for?"
And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition because we could end up with a dangling participle.

3 comments:

Ed Adams said...

That's what she said. Seriously though, that was a good one. Same thing happened to me, and I'm still waiting for that Full Moon. *Damn Medicine Man!*

Winky Twinky said...

LOL...avoid those danglign participles at all costs!!

Theresa said...

Very funny! Kudos.