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Monday, July 10, 2017

Good morning crew,

So something happened to me this weekend that has never happened before. The wife and I went to the movies and when we got to the ticket counter I pulled out one of my ancient jokes that I use over and over again in the same old situations.

When I'm playing cards I always say, 'This isn't a hand, it's a foot' when I look at my deal.

Whenever I get a cup of coffee I always tell whoever is standing there, 'I like my coffee like I like my women, sweet and creamy' (or some such variation).

If anybody asks me what I'd like to drink I'll say, 'I'm in the mood for something different. Let me have a beer.'

It's just part of my personality that people who know me have to put up with.

So the wife and I were buying our tickets and I told the teenager behind the counter, "I'd like two tickets for the 1:30 show, one adult and one child."

It's a gag I have used a thousand times on a thousand dates and not once has a ticket agent ever taken me seriously, until yesterday.

With the barest glance at my 3#-year-old wife he said, 12 dollars for an adult, 9.50 for a child, that'll be 21.50."

I made a side-long glance at the wife who just shrugged her shoulders at me, so I paid him, took the tickets and walked away.

As we were walking into the theater the wife said, "He must have thought you have a little kid wandering around the building somewhere."

"Probably not," I told her. "I've always said you look a lot like a thirteen-year-old."

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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