In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Funny Ha-Ha.”
We were encouraged to write a post on what Humor means to us. Well I would hope by seeing my posts that you can tell that I love the gift of humor. I do have a lot of serious posts, but I hope you still manage to find the wit in some of them. I remember at a early age I loved making my family laugh and I still do. I like to know that people are enjoying themselves. One joke came to my mind as I saw this post and that is why I thought I would do this topic. I know I had written on humor before, but I never shared this story, so here is your laugh for today. I do hope that you have laughed more than once today, but if not I hope this gives you at least one good laugh. I am thankful for my friends and loved ones who exchange wit with me 🙂 Whether its face to face, by FB or texting its a way to keep your mind sharp and your heart light!
It was a warm Spring day many many years ago! I was working as a waitress at the time and the busboy and I were always joking with each other. We became great friends and I could always count on laughing at work, no matter if the customers had been nice that day or not. He had got a new car and it was his “baby”, he washed that thing every day and I laughed at him. it was April Fools Day and I thought it would be great to play a joke using his car. So I wrote a note putting it on his car when I left. It read, “So sorry that I hit your car, call this number and we can exchange insurance information.” I put my parents number on the note for I was staying there for a week while they were out of town. I went home that night thinking for sure that I pulled off a great joke. See, this is the way I expected it to work in my mind. His heart would almost stop when reading the note, and he would look over every inch of the car looking for the tiniest scrape or dent. After inspecting every centimeter he would see that there was nothing and figure out it was a joke, not knowing who did it tho. WELL, not exactly how it worked! I never got a call and nothing was said at work the next day. I thought well maybe the note just flew away. I was partially right!!
A week later my parents come back home and my Dad gets a phone call from a lady saying he hit her car! He was of course totally shocked and asked what she was talking about. She said she found a note in the parking lot that her car was in and it had my Dad’s number on it apologizing for hitting the car. My Dad assured her that he didn’t know why his number was on a note like that and that he did not hit her car. Meanwhile my Dad is telling his friends about the strangest phone call that he ever received!
The whole time this was happening, I kept repeating to myself, “ONLY ME!!” These things only happen to me! Who would have ever thought that my note would travel across town and just happen to be in the parking lot of a car that had actually been hit! How on earth did it happen?? I knew it was time to fess up, BUT I first had to find out HOW it got there. I confronted my friend at work, asking if he happened to find a note on his car on April 1st about his car being hit. He was like,”YES!” He said he looked over every inch of his car, but he couldn’t find any mark much to his relief. Of course he wondered how I knew about the note, so I had to confess, and I did get a little laugh out of him inspecting his car so closely. BUT…..I said what did you do with the note? He looked at me strangely, and said,” I crumpled it up and put it in my pocket then went to such and such place to run a errand.” YES, you guessed it, it was the same place that my note had been found! We decided it that it must have blown out of his coat pocket and now he was the one laughing so hard he couldn’t stop.
So my friends let this be a warning… I love a good joke as much as anybody, but make sure you think things through first! I have never left another note on a car!!
And Hey if you want to share a joke that backfired on you, feel free to do so. Let me know I am not alone 🙂