Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Too Much Information!


I don't make-up the jokes!!!!


'Grandma' said five-year-old Johnny, with the innocence of youth,
'If I ask you any question will your answer be the truth?'
'Certainly, dear' said Grandma, 'I'll answer you all right'.
'Well, what do they call it' said Johnny 'When people in the night
Lie one on top of the other?' Grandma did a double-take!
She took a look at Johnny and said 'For goodness sake!'
But, being a modern lady, she decided to come clean,
And tell her little grandson what such situations mean.
She decided too that no-holds-barred was the easiest way to go;
In for a penny, in for a pound and also blow by blow!
She started with the birds and bees and progressed to human kind;
She drew him little diagrams ..... whatever came to mind.
Johnny hung on her every word; you could see he was impressed.
So Grandma got quite carried away and told him all the rest!
'I must explain to Jimmy!' the boy announced at last;
So he dashed next-door to Jimmy ....... but he came back pretty fast.
'Jimmy's Mum says she wants a word! She's pretty mad!' he said.
'She says when people sleep like that they call it
A bunk bed!'

Another misunderstanding here:


Sunny said...

Oh my! You are just too funny! My sides are sore from laughing!
Sunny :)

Patty said...

Very cute and funny. Bunk beds.

Mariana Soffer said...

This is the scientific explanation of why:

Why do you think you always run into misunderstandings? Misunderstanding is failing to interpret correctly. You interpret best what is least definitive. Your misunderstandings are signs of mismatches, even cracks within your reality.

Misunderstanding is -- more often than not -- a mismatch between actual content and perceived way of delivery. While the content is almost never touched, fighting erupts over the presentation of the message. Misunderstanding is not about failing to receive all of the information. Misunderstanding is about receiving too much information to make sense of within your own context at this very moment.

quilly said...

Ahh .. the value of answering a question with more questions of one's own is clearly revealed in this rhyming comedy of errors!

Anonymous said...

Bwahahahahaaa!( wipes tears from eyes ). Oh this is just too funny, Brenda. Completely caught me unawares, wot? Heh, heh... :)

Darlene said...

Ha Ha! Grandma should do a little more questioning before spilling the beans.

Kat said...

'Jimmy's Mum says she wants a word! She's pretty mad!' he said.

That sure had me in splits..!!

Moral - be absolutely cautious with the kids' questions.