Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A Joke

By Belinda

We are back. The flight home was smooth and safe and I have yet to unpack, but wanted to share a joke that our Israeli tour guide told us. I seriously mess up jokes when I try to tell them so I wrote this one down to share here. More of our trip will be coming as soon as I have re-oriented myself to being home! :)

A teacher told her class that there was a prize for the child who could tell her who the most important person in history was.

Little Joshua, who was Jewish, said, "Jesus Christ."

"Joshua, you surprise me," said the teacher, "I would have thought that you would say 'Moses.'"

"Moses is Moses and business is business," said Joshua with a smile and shrug.

10 comments:

Dave Hingsburger said...

OH NO, I don't get it!!! I've read it over and over with different interpretations but, I DON'T GET IT. Maybe my sense of humour is broke.

Belinda said...

Oh no, it must be me and my terrible joke telling skills (or lack of them.)

The prize was the issue for Joshua. He knew what would get the prize and was willing, for the sake of "business," to give the answer that would get it, not that he really agreed with the answer.

Susan said...

I didn't get the joke either. But I don't think it's your joke telling skills... Maybe it's because you have to have a Jewish mindset and Dave and I have never been to Israel. :)

Greta said...

I laughed hysterically.

Ron. said...

This is a funny story. I will be telling it to some of my Jewish business acquaintences - the ones that send out Christmas cards to clients.

Belinda said...

Ahh, Ron, I knew you wouldn't fail me! :) And I'm glad the ripple of laughter will spread.

Susan said...

Thought you'd like to know:

Ron was working all this week with a friend who is a lawyer - and Jewish. When Ron told him The Joke, he laughed, and laughed and laughed... :)

Susan said...

Hey Belinda, just wondering... did you get the joke Ron embedded in his comment? :)

Belinda said...

Yes I did, Susan! At least I think I did--about the Jewish friends sending Christmas cards! :) He mentioned that to me again this morning with a decided twinkle in his eyes.

Susan said...

I love that twinkle... :)