It’s not always easy to make yourself understood. Depending on the situation, people might misinterpret what you’re saying and take things the wrong way. Even when we try to be as clear as possible, something is always bound to be misunderstood – this story is a hilarious example of just that!
John comes home from work one afternoon, and just as he walks through the front door, his wife Carol runs up to him throws her arms around his neck.
“I have great news!” she says. “My period is a month overdue. I think we’re going to have a baby! The doctor gave me a test today, but until we find out for sure, we can’t tell anybody.”
John is overjoyed at hearing the good news, and they celebrate by going to a nice restaurant and having a great evening together.
The next day, his wife receives a telephone call. “Am I speaking to Mrs. Wilson?”
“Yes, this is Carol speaking.”
“This is the Atlanta Electric Company. It has come to our attention that you’re a month overdue.”
“How do YOU know?” stammers Carol.
“Well, ma’am, it’s in our files!” says the AEC guy.
“What are you saying? It’s in your files?! HOW?”
“Well, we have a system for finding out who’s overdue.”
“GOD! This is too much. Let me talk to my husband about this tonight. He will speak with your company tomorrow.”
That night, Carol tells John about the call, and he, mad as a bull, rushes to the AEC office the next day morning.
“What’s going on here? You have it on file that my wife is a month overdue?! What business is that of yours?” he shouts.
“Just calm down,” says the lady at the reception at the AEC, “It’s nothing serious. All you have to do is pay us.”
“PAY you? And if I refuse?”
“Well, in that case, sir, we’d have no option but to cut yours off.”
“And what would my wife do then?” the husband asks.
“I don’t know. I guess she’d have to use a candle!”
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