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You Have to Laugh

It’s so obvious, so elementary, do we really need to say it out loud? Apparently, yes!

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You’d better have a sense of humor.


Two old guys on a bench at a bus stop in Miami

First guy turns to the second, and says, “T-G-I-F.” To be certain that his friend understands, he clarifies, “Thank God It’s Friday.”

The other guy responds, “S-H-I-T.”

The first guy looks puzzled. “Huh?”

“So Happens It’s Thursday.”

The golden years are here at last.

The golden years can kiss my ass.


“You’d better watch out,” I said jokingly (half wondering if she’d realize I was kidding). “Don’t forget and sit down.”

“Oh, thanks — good suggestion,” she said, smiling broadly and clearly not insulted. Without missing a beat, she added, “Then again, I like to make an impression.”

But I kept pressing, “How are you still at it?”

Marge: “I keep breathing.”

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Melinda Blau

Writer/speaker/observer of relationships, I'm a hip old lady at large. I cover the dramas we all play out. Writing's a bitch, but it makes me happy.