Monday, December 22, 2008

It's the Groaner of the Week!!!!!

Here's a gem that is almost but not quite a groaner and I know y'all will have a good time with it. This one's for you, Judy, after your airport adventure last week! Enjoy!!!!!!!!

It was slightly before Christmas. The business trip was long but had gone reasonably well, and John was ready to go back home to celebrate the holiday with his wife and kids. The airport had turned a tacky red and green, and loudspeakers blared annoying elevator renditions of cherished Christmas carols.

Being someone who took Christmas very seriously, and being slightly tired, this did not leave him in a particularly good mood.

As he went to check in his luggage (which, for some reason, had become one suitcase with entirely new clothes), he saw hanging mistletoe -- not real mistletoe, but very cheap plastic with red paint on some of the rounder parts and green paint on some of the flatter and pointier parts, that could be taken for mistletoe only in a very Picasso sort of way.

Soooooooooooo with a considerable degree of irritation and nowhere else to vent it, he said to the attendant, "Even if I were not married, I would not want to kiss you under such a ghastly mockery of mistletoe!"

"Sir, look more closely at where the mistletoe is."


"Ok, I see that it's above the luggage scale, which is the place you'd have to step forward for a kiss."

"That's not why it's there."


"Ok, I give up. Why is it there?"

"It's there . . .

". . . so you can kiss your luggage goodbye."

Happy Blogging and Happy Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Groooooannnnn....

  2. Anonymous5:56 AM

    Happy Holidays! As we set out for holiday travels, this post made me laugh - almost! Wish us luck!
    Smiles and best wishes.

  3. Those of us who are NOT traveling can chuckle at this but I have a feeling some airplane passengers might not find this as funny. The airlines should really hang the mistletoe over the baggage port and be honest about it. LOL (By the way, Mistletoe is Oklahoma's State flower.)

  4. That sounds so familiar. Thank you for a very seasonable groan.

  5. That's awful! More please!

  6. HAHAHAHA! Thanks, Kay. At least we didn't lose mr. kenju's suitcase!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Anonymous1:11 PM

    What do you mean, "almost" a groaner. It is fully qualified, even if it's not a pun.
    Cop Car


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