Laughter the best medicine – Life’s little peeves, Bessie and Grandma

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As we go through life there are some little peeves that add up to a whole lot of frustration especially when they congregate together is the space of a few hours.

Let me know how many of these peeves have you steaming on a regular basis.

The tiny red string on the band-aid wrapper never works for you (particularly when you are bleeding all over the kitchen floor)

Trying on sunglasses with a great big security tag in the middle of them

The person who drives their shopping trolley into the back of you.

The elevator stops at every floor in the 25 storey building and nobody gets on.

You open a can of soup and the lid falls in.

After lunch and several meetings you discover a piece of spinach stuck in your front teeth.

You slice your tongue licking an envelope.

You wash your trousers in your weekly wash and discover there was a tissue in the pocket.

You set your alarm for 7p.m. instead of 7.00am.

Your glasses steam up when you are reading in the bath.

You park your car with plenty of space each side and someone parks right up against your driver’s side.

Add your little peeves in the comments section.

dog-the-bounty-hunterAnd some random funnies from the archives.

In an effort to boost sales United Airlines announced that for two weeks only, any business executive who travelled on a midweek flight could take his wife along with him for only 20% of the normal fare. In order to judge the success of this campaign, they emailed all the wives concerned, asking them if they had enjoyed their flights.

Ninety percent of the wives emailed back asking ‘What Flight?’

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Farmer Joe and Bessie.

Farmer Joe decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company responsible for the accident to court. In court the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe.

“Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine,’?” asked the lawyer. Farmer Joe responded, “Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the…”

“I didn’t ask for any details,” the lawyer interrupted, “just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine’?”.

Farmer Joe said, “Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road…”

The lawyer interrupted again and said, “Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.”

By this time the Judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe’s answer and said to the lawyer, “I’d like to hear what he has to say.”

Joe thanked the Judge and proceeded, “Well, as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and didn’t want to move. However, I could hear ol’ Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans.

“Shortly after the accident, a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.

“Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me. He said, ‘Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her.’

“Then he said, ‘How are YOU feeling?’”

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Got a letter from Grandma the other day. She writes:

The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, I’m glad I did! What an uplifting experience that followed!

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I found that LOTS of people love Jesus!

Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, “For the love of GOD! GO! GO! Jesus Christ, GO!” What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking! I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these loving people. I even honked my horn few times to share in the love!
There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a “sunny beach.”

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. Then I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said that it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I’ve never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back. My grandson burst out laughing; why, even he was enjoying this religious experience!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved to all my sisters and brothers grinning, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks! Love, Grandma

10366109_659622550788767_3264870116604577012_nHope you are having a great day… pass on the smiles.. Sally

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28 thoughts on “Laughter the best medicine – Life’s little peeves, Bessie and Grandma

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  2. I think we all share those peeves. The annoyances that unite us all. My personal torment is when I have one person running into me with their shopping trolley; I try to be a gentleman about it; but there’s another one ahead of me that won’t let me around. I go left, they go left; I go right, they go right. It’s like telepathy or something.

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  3. Funny as always Sal. Sadly, I can say that I’ve experienced every single one of those peeves, except setting an alarm for pm instead of am. Don’t even get me started with the ‘Kleenex in the pocket’, my husband has a bad habit of leaving one in his pocket. Just love the shredded tissue’s bits and pieces stuck on every piece of clothing that went in with it, LOL 🙂 xo

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  4. Oh Sal, I have a string of pet peeves — even have them written in a little notebook somewhere — but my brain is so fried right now I can’t remember where I put it. Hey! I do believe that’s pet peeve #1. Sometimes I stand up and can’t remember why I stood in the first place! Love the spider karate and customs sniff. After 3 days of formatting hell, it was wonderful to laugh 🙂 ♥

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